Crab, Stone

Shape

Synonyms

n/a

Edibility

Excellent!

Regulations

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  • Measurements Min Size: 2.75 in Claw Length

  • Closed Seasons from May 16th, 2018 to October 14th, 2018
    from May 16th, 2019 to October 14th, 2019

  • Snagging Prohibited

  • Additional Notes
    These regulations apply in Federal Waters off the coast of Florida. See MYFWC.com/StoneCrabs for complete regulations.

    Bag limit: 1 gallon of claws per person or 2 gallons per vessel, whichever is less.

    Stone Crab claws must measure at least 2 3/4 inches in length measured by a straight line from the elbow to the tip of the lower immovable finger.

    Illegal to possess whole crab. Harvest of egg-bearing crabs prohibited.

    It is unlawful to use any device on the taking of stone crabs that can puncture, crush, or injure the crab body, such as spears, grains, grabs, hooks or similar devices.

    Maximum of 5 stone crabs traps per person as described in the summary of stone crab trapping rules at MYFWC.com. Traps must be pulled manually during daylight hours.

  • Measurements Min Size: 2.75 in Claw Length

  • Gear Stone Crab Harvesting

  • Closed Seasons from May 16th, 2018 to October 14th, 2018
    from May 16th, 2019 to October 14th, 2019

  • Snagging Prohibited

  • Additional Notes
    Stone Crab claws must measure at least 2 3/4 inches in length measured by a straight line from the elbow to the tip of the lower immovable finger.
    Illegal to possess whole crab. Harvest of egg-bearing crabs prohibited.
    Bag limit: 1 gallon of claws per person or 2 gallons per vessel, whichever is less.
    It is unlawful to use any device on the taking of stone crabs that can puncture, crush, or injure the crab body, such as spears, grains, grabs, hooks or similar devices.
    Maximum of 5 stone crabs traps per person as described in the summary of stone crab trapping rules at MyFWC.com.

  • Measurements Min Size: 2.75 in Claw Length

  • Gear Stone Crab Harvesting

  • Closed Seasons from May 16th, 2018 to October 14th, 2018
    from May 16th, 2019 to October 14th, 2019

  • Snagging Prohibited

  • Additional Notes
    Stone Crab claws must measure at least 2 3/4 inches in length measured by a straight line from the elbow to the tip of the lower immovable finger.
    Illegal to possess whole crab. Harvest of egg-bearing crabs prohibited.
    Bag limit: 1 gallon of claws per person or 2 gallons per vessel, whichever is less.
    It is unlawful to use any device on the taking of stone crabs that can puncture, crush, or injure the crab body, such as spears, grains, grabs, hooks or similar devices.
    Maximum of 5 stone crabs traps per person as described in the summary of stone crab trapping rules at MyFWC.com. Traps must be pulled manually during daylight hours. State regulations apply in Federal Waters. See MyFWC.com for complete regulations.

  • Additional Notes
    There is no minimum recreational size or possession limit for stone crabs or stone crab claws.

  • Gear Hook and Line Only

  • Closed Seasons from June 1st, 2018 to October 15th, 2018

  • Additional Notes
    Harvest or posession of females is prohibited. Possession or sale of stone crab claws measuring less than 4 inches is prohibited. Capture, possession or sale of fresh stone crab is prohibited during the closed season.

  • Gigging Prohibited

  • Additional Notes
    Hunting, trapping, netting, capture, or removal of any fish, turtle, crawfish, conch, whelk, or any marine and/or fisheries resource is prohibited. You are within a National Park managed by the Bahamas National Trust. Please contact 242-393-11317 for more information.

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