Stone crab season closing
Friday, May 14, 2010
Media contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554
The season for all harvest, possession and sale of
stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16. This closure
occurs each year to help protect and sustain Florida's valuable
stone crab resource. Stone crab season will reopen on Oct.
Stone crab claws may be possessed and sold during
the closed season only if they have been placed in inventory prior
to May 16 by a licensed wholesale or retail dealer.
Stone crab traps must be removed from the water
within five days after the close of the stone crab season unless a
special extension is granted under certain conditions by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.