Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Invertebrate Stock Assessments

Stock Assessment reports provide updated life histories, biology and fishery information for a particular species, as well as commercial landings, recreational catch, and additional statistical information.

The 2006 Stock Assessment Update for the Stone Crab, Menippe spp., Fishery in Florida

This assessment provides an update on Florida's stone crab fishery

2005 Lobster Assessment

This includes a download of the stock assessment summary report and a download of the complete 2005 Assessment of Spiny Lobster, Panulirus argus, in the Southeast United States.

2007 Blue Crab Stock Assessment

This article is the June 2007 Report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Division of Marine Fisheries Management: a summary on the life history and ecology of blue crab, especially information about Florida's blue crab populations.

2001 Queen Conch Restoration

This report addresses stock assessment and monitoring, larval surveys, stock restoration, reproductive failure in nearshore conch, and additional information and statistics.

2001 Stone Crab Stock Assessment

This assessment provides an update on Florida's stone crab fishery

FWC Facts:
Horseshoe crabs do not bite or sting. Despite the ferocious look of the tail, it is not used as a weapon, but to right themselves if they are flipped over by a wave.

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