The Department of Environment advises the public that the closed season for lobsters began on Tuesday, 1 March and runs through 30 November.
No one may take lobster from Cayman waters or purchase, receive or possess lobsters taken from Cayman waters, during these months.
Violation of this and any of the Marine Conservation Laws is an offence carrying a maximum penalty of $500,000 fine and one year in jail, the department advises. Upon conviction, forfeiture of the vessel or other equipment may also be ordered.
Contact the DoE at 916-4271 (Grand Cayman), 926-0136 (Cayman Brac), or 926-2342 (Little Cayman), or call 911 to report violations of any marine conservation legislation. For more information, visit www.doe.ky