Antigua and Barbuda Residents Urged to Comply As Lobster Closed Season Begins


The closed season for Caribbean spiny lobster is now in effect until June 30.

The Fisheries Division urges residents to refrain from lobster-related activities during this critical spawning period, emphasizing the illegality of fishing, selling, or possessing lobsters during this time.

Businesses are reminded to dispose of their lobster inventory.

Violations can be reported to the Fisheries Division or the ABDF Coast Guard, with strict confidentiality assured.

Offenders risk fines up to $50,000, as highlighted by Ian Horsford, Chief Fisheries Officer.

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  1. Respect of the closure of the season is a must but telling establishments to dispose of their inventory is a bunch of crap they need to get with the program. If a business stocks it up to take them thru the closure is nothing wrong with that. Am pretty sure it can be imported too to keep business that use it going too. Yess it should not be caught during these times but telling them other wise is a bunch of crap. Come on get with the program

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