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


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