January blue crab trap closure for northwest Florida cancelled

Posted on December 21, 2018 by Staff reports

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has cancelled the blue crab trap closure previously scheduled for Jan. 5-14, 2019, for all waters from Escambia through Franklin counties. Recreational and commercial blue crab traps may remain in the water during this period.

This cancellation is due to reports of a lack of derelict traps in the Panhandle as well as impacts to the region from Hurricane Michael.  

For more on recreational and commercial blue crab regulations and trap closures, visit MyFWC.com/Marine.