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Whether you’re preparing some lobster for your family, or gifting a few tails to a friendly neighbor, cleaning one is much simpler than cleaning a fish.  Once you’ve got your license, know the regulations, and know how to catch it yourself, here’s how to clean a Florida lobster!

Step 1: Wring the Tail

This is much easier to do if you’ve had the lobster on ice for a bit so they are in a sleep-like state. Here, you’re simply separating the tail from its body. Hold the tail with one hand as close to the carapace as you can with your entire palm, and hold the carapace (upper body and head) in the other hand. Now firmly twist and pull, and the tail should easily separate. The head can be thrown away, as all of the meat of the Florida lobster is in

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If you’ve never gone lobstering before, you probably have no idea where to start. Have no fear- if you can snorkel and are relatively comfortable in the water, lobster is probably one of the easiest forms of sea creatures to catch, and even easier to clean and prepare.

First things first- you’re going to need a recreational fishing license with a lobster permit, which can be purchased online HERE.

Ok, so now you have your license, you know it’s definitely lobster season and you’re familiar with all the regulations by going HERE, right? Then you got together a mask, snorkel, fins, a lobster net, a tickle stick with a measurement tool attached, and gloves, right? If not, you can purchase these items at any local dive shop in Palm Beach County,

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