Stone Crab season begins October 15. On October 5 we start hauling our traps out. This gives us 10 days to get all of our traps in the water and (hopefully) filled with crabs. The season ends on May 15.
Stone Crabs are a renewable resource. Each Stone Crab is declawed and released unharmed. They then return to the bottom where they grow new claws. It takes about one year for a Stone Crab to grow its claw back to the original size.