August 6, 2023 @ 12:00 am - March 31, 2024 @ 12:00 am
Traditionally, thousands of Keys visitors and residents participate in the spiny lobster season. Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission encourage repeat and first-time lobster season enthusiasts, residents and seasoned boaters to have an enjoyable, safe and non-impacting experience during the lobster sport season, but emphasize that everyone catch lobsters responsibly while protecting the Florida Keys’ marine ecosystem, and practice vessel and dive safety. The 2023 regular season begins at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 6, and ends at midnight March 31, 2024. Before you go, get the right answers to often-asked questions to better understand the rules. Local, state and federal agencies strictly enforce lobster harvest and boating safety regulations. It is important to know that when participating in the lobster season in waters surrounding the Florida Keys, daily limits in the Florida Keys and Biscayne National Park differ from those in other parts of Florida.