Blue Ocean Institute


Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Crab, Stone (Kani)

Popular in the Southeast U.S. and supplied predominantly by the Florida West coast crab fishery, fishers use relatively low-bycatch traps to catch Stone Crabs.

These crabs benefit from naturally high fertility, which helps provide resilience to fishing pressure.

Fishers for Stone Crabs have been advocates for strong management; they urged regulators to adopt a program to reduce the number of traps allowed in the fishery.

Full species report here.