Stone Crab Fishery-Independent Monitoring Program Annual Reports

Reports provide data on catch, sizes and other fisheries-related aspects of the stone crab monitoring program.

To improve the collection of data on the stone crab population in Florida, the Stone Crab Advisory Board recommended development of a monitoring program for the stone crab fishery. The monitoring program began in the state’s southwest region in January 2005 and northwest region in February 2006. In addition, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute has a long-term sampling location in the Tampa Bay area. The program is supported by stone crab fishery licensing funds and provides the FWC with data necessary for evaluating the overall condition of stone crab populations and the stone crab fishery. These data will greatly enhance the FWC's ability to properly manage this fishery and respond to management and data needs identified by industry representatives.

Download the Stone Crab Fishery-Independent Monitoring Program Annual Reports:

2006 Adobe PDF

2007 Adobe PDF

2008 Adobe PDF

2009 Adobe PDF

2010 Adobe PDF

 

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