The rainy season is here and you may notice blue land crabs traveling on or near Old Cutler Road. Although open season to collect blue land crabs ends June 30 (closed season is July 1-October 31), it’s illegal to collect them during the following conditions, regardless if it is open season:

– By traps, bleach, or any other chemical solution
– Eggbearing
– Harvesting upon or from the right-of-way of any federal, state, or county-mainted road, whether paved or otherwise, or from any state park

Residents who observe a person unlawfully catching or taking Blue Land Crabs may report the incident to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 305-470-6863, Option 7, or you may report the violation through their website.

More information can be found on Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website here:  https://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/blue-land-crabs/