Lobster mini-season 2008 in the Florida Keys ended at midnight Thursday, July 31. While lots of lobster were harvested, businesses and traffic got a boost though possibly less than in some recent years.
Reporter David Ball rode with a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer, see the FWC on patrol video from their Thursday morning: checking on divers, issuing a safety citation and making sure caught lobsters measure up.
Senior Reporter Kevin Wadlow wraps up a mostly mellow mini-season that nevertheless saw two fatalities, possibly from diving incidents.
Is it coincidence? The largest sculpture of a Florida lobster in America is missing from its Plantation Key home. It's The hunt for Betsey.
More mini-season articles:
Watch out for those lobster divers, they're everywhere by Dave Navarro.
Make the most of your catch: Florida lobster is easy to make deliciously
More coverage Sunday...