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New Recreational Stone Crab Trap Requirements

Two stone crab species are found in Florida. They are closely related, readily interbreed, and are managed as one species by the fishing industry.


Stone Crab Catch Data
This summary highlights fishery-independent sampling program catch data collected at eight sampling locations.

2011 Stone Crab Stock Assessment
This executive summary provides an update on Florida's stone crab fishery.

Florida Stone Crab and Gulf Stone Crab Species Accounts
Species accounts for Florida Stone Crab, Menippe mercenaria, and Gulf Stone Crab, M. adina.

Stone Crab Research at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
What does a crustacean biologist do? Learn about FWRI's current and past stone crab research.

Stone Crab FAQ
Do you have questions about stone crabs? Read the stone crab FAQ for answers.

Glossary of Crustacean Terms
Check the crustacean glossary for definitions of terms.