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Legal Lobster,,,,or NOT? #156587
03/11/2018 07:04 PM
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Hey all. Headed down for a 10 day bareboat charter in a few weeks and I have been asked this question. Please give me your thoughts on this.

I know the fishing reg's changed in 2016 and my understanding is that NO non resident of the BVI can take lobster, and that no fishing is allowed from any vessel that does not have a specific fishing permit. (I understand that we can no longer even get a permit to fish off of our yacht charter boat.)

I am wondering though, if I am on the boat of a resident fishing guide of the BVI that is registered as a fishing vessel, is it legal for the resident to GIVE me a lobster if he/she takes one from a legal area and it is above the minimum size regulation. Is it even legal for the fishing guide to take one while chartering?

I know this sounds a little fishy, (pun intended) but the truth is, I just want to be sure that none of my family or friends do anything that breaks any law or rules of the BVI.

We definitely plan to eat some lobster at some of the fine restaurants, but it would be pretty sweet to be able to throw one on our own grill.

Also, where is it legal to purchase fresh "live" lobster or is it?

Thanks!

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Re: Legal Lobster,,,,or NOT? [Re: ReelTrouble] #156588
03/11/2018 07:09 PM
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You can always head over to the USVI. 2 per day per person. No license needed!
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Re: Legal Lobster,,,,or NOT? [Re: ReelTrouble] #156590
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Not really in our plans to go that direction, but that is really good to know!

Thank you!

Re: Legal Lobster,,,,or NOT? [Re: ReelTrouble] #156893
03/15/2018 10:06 PM
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If you are going to Jost, take a cab over to Little Harbour and lobster at Abe’s. You can’t go wrong there !!

Re: Legal Lobster,,,,or NOT? [Re: SoggyDollarScott] #156896
03/16/2018 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by SoggyDollarScott
If you are going to Jost, take a cab over to Little Harbour and lobster at Abe’s. You can’t go wrong there !!


TIMES 2! And yes I needed to shout that! My go to lobster spot in the neighborhood.



Re: Legal Lobster,,,,or NOT? [Re: ReelTrouble] #156957
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Definitely planning to spend a couple of nights on JVD so thank you both for the Abe's recommendation. We tried Corsair's a few years ago and were very pleased with their lobsters too.

Would really love to be able to cook up a couple myself too though. Any ideas on where I might be able to purchase a couple of live ones in the BVI or if a fishing guide can catch em for me, per my original questions?

Thanks again for all comments! I looked at Abe's website. Some great pics of plated lobsters! Makes my mouth water!


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