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Spiny lobster harvest season set to close

News Release

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Media contact: Susan Smith, 850-488-8843

The recreational and commercial harvest season for spiny lobster in Florida waters closes on April 1.  The regular season will reopen on Aug. 6.

The special 2-day sport season for the recreational harvest of spiny lobster will be July 27 and 28 this year.

More information from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission about spiny lobster regulations is available online at

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