From March 1st to June 30th Lobster Season in the Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic, is closed.
Due to overfishing and a major decrease in numbers, this ban was put in place in 2010 to help preserve and grow the population during the species breeding season. It is important to note that this ban applies to fishing as well as capture, processing, meat, or mass possession and marketing. That essentially means that you should not be able to find lobster for sale or available to eat anywhere…including market, supermarkets, and restaurants.
Anyone found in violation of the ban can be fined up to US $50,000 and spend up to 10 years in prison.
Please, to protect our oceans for future generations, do not purchase lobster from restaurants, seafood markets or beach vendors during this period.