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Florida Crab Laws
  • STONERS PLEASE NOTE! Effective for the 2023-2024 Florida Stone Crab season the following new regulations will be in effect. NEW: A 2 3/16” escape ring will be required in all plastic and wood stone crab traps by 2023/2024 season. The escape ring must be located in the lower half of the trap and immediately adjacent to the vertical centerline of the trap wall on which it is installed. An escape ring may not be located adjacent to any corner where two vertical trap walls meet. See illustration on the link below. All other regulations remain in effect.
  • Learn more about Florida’s Stone Crab regulations at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

What Stoners Need to Know!

Stone Crabs are one of Florida’s few renewable saltwater resources and it is important to understand how to properly harvest them.

Whether you are an active crabber or if you are just thinking about getting started, it’s important for everyone to know the rules.

More detailed information is available at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) website.