New regulations aim to protect Florida’s stone crab population

For Floridians, October has one more holiday than what might be on most calendars: the start of stone crab season. Starting Oct. 15, recreational and commercial fishermen are able to harvest the species that holds a spot as one of the five most important fisheries in Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Although stone crabs are found from North Carolina to Belize, 99% of the stone crab harvest for the entire United States come from Florida.  And this year, the FWC began implementing new regulations in an effort to conserve the longevity of this important fishery. >>click to read<< 08:29

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