In the Florida Keys, the two day sport lobster season, better known as "Mini Season," is this week, Wednesday and Thursday, July 29 & 30.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone the two day sport lobster season is here.
Anyone who plans to participate catching lobster in Monroe County during the two day season on July 29th and 30th should make sure to familiarize themselves with both state law and with local ordinances in the Florida Keys.
Additionally, Sheriff Rick Ramsay would like to remind everyone who lives here and who is visiting, marine thefts are a real problem in the Florida Keys and thieves may see the two day sport season as an opportunity to target people who aren’t being careful with their valuables. Make sure you remove electronics, fishing and diving gear from your boat when you aren’t on it and store this valuable equipment somewhere secure.
During the two day sport season, the Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrols at boat ramps, bridges and on the water. Anyone caught with illegal lobster will be charged accordingly. All Sheriff’s Office boats will be on patrol, and deputies will also be operating a number of WaveRunners donated to the Sheriff’s Office by Riva South Motorsports. Riva South donates the WaveRunners each year to be used for law enforcement purposes such as this, as well as for regular patrols of hard to reach shoreline areas and residential canals.