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Blue Land Crabs: Report Illegal Harvesting in the Town

Post Date:06/20/2019 11:05 AM
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Blue Land Crabs: Report Illegal Harvesting in the Town

It's currently open season to collect Blue Land Crabs until June 30. However, it is illegal to collect them during the following conditions, regardless that it is open season:

  • A person cannot collect, or attempt to, Blue Land Crabs from the Coastal Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay Habitat Restoration area owned by the South Florida Water Management District, which is clearly posted
  • A person cannot collect, or attempt to, Blue Land Crabs from any State or County maintained roadway or the right-of-way, which is the swale portion next to the road

The activity of collecting Blue Land Crabs causes safety risks near the roadways and unnecessary traffic obstruction/slowdowns and destroys the habitat restoration area as harvesters trample over protected plant life to collect Blue Land Crabs.

Should you observe harvesters in the area collecting or attempting to collect Blue Land Crabs while violating the aforementioned, please call the non-emergency police number at 305-4-POLICE (305-476-5423) or the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation at (305) 470-6863, Option 7. You may also report the violation through their website by visiting: https://public.myfwc.com/LE/WildlifeAlert/

Town of Cutler Bay

10720 Caribbean Blvd., Suite 105

Cutler Bay, FL 33189

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