KEY WEST (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida’s two-day sport lobster season begins on Wednesday and is expected to attract nearly 60,000 divers to the state.READ MORE: North Miami Beach PD Needs Help Locating 15-Year-old Jeimy Henrriquez
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, 280,000 lobster stamps have been sold for this season. Most of the divers are expected to find lobsters in the Florida Keys.
Monroe County sheriff Rick Ramsay reminds everyone that they must have a recreational saltwater fishing license and a spiny lobster permit.READ MORE: Former US Rep. Carrie Meek Passes Away At 95
Divers can take up to six lobsters per person daily in Monroe County and Biscayne National Park waters or 12 lobsters per person daily in other waters in the state during the two-day season.
The regular commercial and recreational lobster season begins on Aug. 6 and runs through March 31.MORE NEWS: Officer Injured, Suspect Dead Following Coral Gables Police-Involved Shooting
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