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The start of a SEASON ... the Stone Crab Season ... And next

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The start of a SEASON ... the Stone Crab Season ... And next

Next is the Winter "Busy Season"!!!

Marco eagle nesting season starts Oct

Turtle season is over 31 Oct

Atlantic Hurricane season is almost over 30 Nov.

2016 - 2017 Stone crab season is Oct 15 through May 15

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naplesnews.com/story/…

Per the Naples news article

"The red tide doesn't hurt the stone crabs, said Kirk, who runs Kirk Fish Co. in Goodland with his wife, Patty, and daughter Kelly. In fact, it helps them find free and easy meals by killing massive amounts of grunts, grouper and every other kind of fish that has been washing up to shore over the past 10 days."

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1. Re: The start of a SEASON ... the Stone Crab Season ... And next

Good for the crabs, bad for the consumer. I think he said it can impact harvest while red tide is at high levels because crabs go after dead fish and avoid bait in traps😊.

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LOL ... yes why should a crab go into a trap to get some food .. when there is plenty of food ... dead fish ... all around him in the water!!!

Last year was a record for stone crab SALES $31 million ... due to increase in cost per pound ... but the second worst harvest in years in WEIGHT pulled out of the water.

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It is City of Marco Island .... Farmer's Market Season!!!!

Dates: Every Wednesday from November 16, 2016 through April 26, 2017

Times: 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Located: Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Avenue, Marco Island, FL

www.cityofmarcoisland.com/index.aspx?page=161

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4. Re: The start of a SEASON ... the Stone Crab Season ... And next

End of the Stone Crab Season is May 15 ... get'um while you can.

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naplesnews.com/story/…

"The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last day of harvest on May 15. Stone crab season will reopen on Oct. 15. This five-month closure occurs each year during the peak spawning season to help conserve and sustain Florida’s valuable stone crab resource.

Commercially harvested stone crab claws may be possessed and sold during the closed season, but only if they have been placed in inventory prior to May 16 by a licensed wholesale or retail dealer.

Stone crab traps must be removed from the water within five days after the close of the stone crab season"

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6. Re: The start of a SEASON ... the Stone Crab Season ... And next

Kirk's closes tomorrow:(

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