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Lobster season

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Lobster season

Did I read correctly thst lobster is not served in jamaica from the months may through July?

Lobster is my favorite food group !!! And I gotta huge hankerin' for some jerk style!

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1. Re: Lobster season

Lobster season starts July 1st from what I have read, I have missed it on some of my trips, but not this year!

nashville
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2. Re: Lobster season

I'm going in a couple of weeks so I guess I'll miss it:(

So bummed.

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3. Re: Lobster season

Negril, historically, has had a huge lobster festival on July 1 in the public park.

The season closes on April 1 and reopens July 1; this is to allow mating to occur without being bothered by human hunters.

Respectable eateries fully observe this closed season.

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4. Re: Lobster season

See the following for details

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g147309-c178692/Jamai…

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5. Re: Lobster season

Through June. July 1 it's on :)

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Negril, Jamaica
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7. Re: Lobster season

Lobster caught before the mating season, and then frozen, can still be found in some restaurants. In my opinion, it is not as good as fresh lobster.

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8. Re: Lobster season

rastacrab,

an eatery keeping frozen lobster during the closed season is illegal. Read the link in post 4.

Negril, Jamaica
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9. Re: Lobster season

Thanks for the clarification DiveMaster. There was talk about extending that grace period recently and I thought it had been so. Checking the gov web sites indicates it remains the same as the 2009 law. Cool.

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10. Re: Lobster season

That's really interesting!