Stone crab season opens Oct. 15
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Media contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554
The commercial and recreational harvest season for
stone crab claws in Florida opens on Oct. 15. The season will
remain open through May 15.
Stone crab claws must be at least 2 3/4 inches in
length to be harvested legally, and claws may not be taken from
egg-bearing female stone crabs. Recreational harvesters are
allowed to use up to five stone crab traps, and there is a daily
bag limit of one gallon of claws per person or two gallons per
vessel, whichever is less.
More information regarding the recreational harvest
of stone crab claws, as well as commercial stone crab regulations
and licensing information, is available online at MyFWC.com/Rules
(click on "Fishing - Saltwater").