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Just finished reading an entire guidebook on the Caribbean and whenever it mentions that a restaurant serves lobster, they put in parenthesis when in season yet nowhere does it say when that is.

When is lobster season exactly? Does it vary by island? Are there yearly patterns?

Although not technically part of the Caribbean islands, I would like to include Turks and Caicos plus The Bahamas, since those are the islands I am likely to see next .

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The season does differ by island, although a closed period from April/May to July/August is more common than any other.

Some places have no closed season, some have a closed season which is in a different time of the year and some have a much longer closed season.

You can find the details on this site, (from the comment by @Sebastian.)

Destination Open Closed
Anguilla All year
Antigua July 1 – April 30 May 1st – June 30th
Aruba July 1 – March 31 April 1 – June 30*
Bahamas August 1 – March 31 April 1 – July 31
Barbados September 1 – April 30 May 1 – August 31
Belize June 15 – February 14th February 15 – June 14
British Virgin Islands November 1 – July 30 July 31 – October 31
Cayman Islands December 1 – February 29 March 1 – November 31
Cuba June 15 – February 14th February 15 – June 14*
Dominica All year
Dominican Republic August 1 – March 31 April 1 – July 31
Grenada September 1 – April 30 May 1 – August 31
Jamaica July 1 – March 31 April 1 – June 30
St. Kitts & Nevis All year
St. Lucia August 2 – February 28 March 1 – August 1
St. Martin/St. Maarten All year
St. Vincent & The Grenadines September 1 – April 30 May 1 – August 31
Trinidad All year
Turks and Caicos August 2 – March 31 April 1 – August 1
U.S. Virgin Islands All year
*I’m a little uncertain of these dates

(The table did not copy well, but the information is clear on the site.)

  • The saying only in months with "R" in the name seems to be somewhat accurate! – Mike Harris May 9 '18 at 18:21
  • I take it you are not familiar with the months Mach and Apil or Jrune and Jurly ;-) – Willeke May 10 '18 at 20:50

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