FWC News Release
Blue crab trap area closure set to end
January 14, 2010
Contact: Kyle Miller, 850-487-0554
The harvest of blue crabs from traps in all waters of Franklin County west to the Florida-Alabama border will reopen on Jan. 15.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) prohibited the use of traps to capture blue crabs for a 10-day period in this area so that lost and abandoned traps that remained in coastal and inland waters could be identified and removed.
Six regional 10-day blue crab trap closures take place in Florida at different times during the year, including a 10-day closure that begins on Jan. 16 in all waters of the St. Johns River system.
For more information regarding the FWC's trap-retrieval program
, blue crab trap closure dates, regulations and how you can participate in cleanup events, go to www.MyFWC.com/Rules
and click on "Fishing - Saltwater."