Lobster Mini-Season Kicks Off Wednesday

Lobster mini-season kicks off Wednesday morning and South Florida officials are reminding divers and boaters to stay safe.

The two-day season runs through Thursday before the regular season begins next month.

Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say divers should know their limits and boaters need to keep an eye out for dive flags and people below.

"We see it time and time again when people just fly through within 300 feet of a dive flag and that causes a problem," FWC spokesman Jorge Pino said.

This year, the state is offering some incentive for fishermen to catch the invasive and poisonous lionfish during the mini-season. For every 10 lionfish caught, divers can take home an extra lobster each day.

For Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's lobster mini-season safety tips, click here.

For the FWC's lobster mini-season regulations, click here.

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