Roberto Pocaterra Pocaterra Publicó: Malone // Hurricane Irma also wrecked lobster season as time runs out - EntornoInteligente

Even before Hurricane Irma, lobster season looked to be on the lean side for the Florida Keys commercial fleet.

Then came the Category 4 hurricane on Sept. 10 that wreaked havoc on most of the estimated 350,000 traps fished in Keys waters.

Many docks were severely damaged and some commercial fish houses closed for weeks during what is normally a banner month for harvests of the tasty crustacean. The commercial season runs from Aug. 6 to March 31.

?It was a bad season, no doubt about it,? said Bruce Irwin, a Marathon commercial fisherman for nearly four decades.

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