Stone crab season/NEW trap requirements
Recreational and commercial season opens Oct. 15; NEW recreational trap requirements in place
Information: Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters.
All recreational trap harvesters who are age 16 and older are now required to complete an online, no-cost recreational stone crab trap registration before using their traps. To register, visit GoOutdoorsFlorida.com and add the Recreational Stone Crab Trap Registration to your fishing license account.
Upon completion, each person will be assigned unique trap identification numbers that must be included on each trap along with the owner’s full name and address. This information must be legible and must be permanently attached to each trap before placing them in the water.
This no-cost registration will allow FWC to collect important information about these recreational fisheries needed for future stock assessments and management decisions.
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