There are essentially two Florida Lobster Seasons, the 2 day mini season and the 8 month regular lobster season. The mini lobster season is always the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July.
Spiny Lobster: Panulirus argus
Important Florida Regulations:
Spiny Lobster Sport Season
|Season dates||Bag limit||Possession limit - on the water||Possession limit - off the water||Minimum size limit|
|July 30-31, 2014 (Last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July each year)||6 per person each day for Monroe County and Biscayne National Park|
12 per person per day for the rest of Florida
|Equal to the daily bag limit||Equal to the daily bag limit on the first day, and double the daily bag limit on the second day||Carapace larger than 3", measured in the water|
Possession and use of a measuring device is required at all timres
The minimum size as outlined by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is established to monitor and control the Florida lobster population. A lobster with a carapace or body measuring at least 3 inches would be 2-3 years old and old enough to have reproduced at least one season.