Closed season for lobsters

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


  1. But people will still take them. Ever wonder when you buy lobster out of season from local vendors. They come in packages 8)

    Its because they take juveniles and mash them up into packages so you cannot tell they are juveniles.

    Anyways, even if they get caught. whats the fine? 500 Dollars?
    How many people have been caught over the years violating this law. I havent seen anyone get over a 1000 dollar fine.

    I guess you would have to get caught a lot of times, for that 500K fine to kick in.

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