Stone Crab Season Begins Today in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Stone crab season begins in Florida on Tuesday, but there are some changes this year.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, fisherman age 16 and older (including those normally exempt from needing a license) will be required to complete an online, no-cost recreational stone crab trap registration before using stone crab traps.

A recreational blue crab trap registration will also be required to use blue crab traps beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

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