It's officially Stone Crab Season! Lignumvitae Key Aquatic Preserve is a great place to go crabbing. But before you grab your crab traps, join us for a free and brief talk about Sustainable Stone Crabbing in Lignumvitae.
Whether you're a seasoned stone crabber, a newbie or are just thinking about trying it out, you'll learn a lot from Katy Cummings, Florida Keys Aquatic Preserves Manager for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Lignumvitae Key is one of 41 aquatic preserves throughout Florida managed by DEP's Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection.
Katy will cover gear specifications, harvesting regulations, special considerations to increase stone crab survival, and what you need to know to go stone crabbing in Lignumvitate Key Aquatic Preserve.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.