Florida Stone Crab Season Gets Underway

October 15, 2021 Justin Hobbs, WWSB

It is that time of year again — fishermen are prepare to head out to check the first stone crab traps of the season Friday. The season officially kicks off Oct. 15 and runs through May 1. The iconic crab is a local favorite on the menu but is often hard to come by.

FWC’s New Stone Crab Regulations Spark Economic Concerns For Fisheries

The global coronavirus pandemic cut the 2019-2020 stone crab season short, and new regulations designed to curb overfishing have the industry worried about further economic harm.