Upcoming Stone Crab Season Could Get Off To Slow Start
by Ryan Callahan, Bradenton.com
Posted: 2017-10-13 15:45:48 EST

Floridians know that the coming of fall and the beginning of stone crab season go hand in hand, but recent storms could lead to a slow start this year.

Crabbers are allowed to begin placing their traps 10 days before the season’s Oct. 15 start date, but Karen Bell, owner of A.P. Bell and Star Fish Co., said that many put off setting traps early due to inclement weather.

“Many of the crabbers waited for the storms to move through and only just began placing them last weekend,” Bell said.

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