Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Bycatch: Common Octopus

The octopus, Octopus vulgaris, enters stone crab traps during some years. The octopus may crush and eat all the crabs in a trap.

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FWC Facts:
White and brown shrimp depend on estuaries as nursery habitats, leaving when they reach 4-5 inches in length. This “shrimp run” occurs in late summer or early fall.

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