2014 - 2015
New Regulations take effect Sept. 1, 2014. Download a PDF of the current 2013-14 Outdoor Annual.

Crab and Ghost Shrimp Limits

Blue Crab

diagram showing how to measure a blue crab

Except that not more than 5% by number, of undersized blue crabs may be possessed for bait purposes only and must be placed in a separate container

  • May not possess egg-bearing (sponge) crabs
  • May not possess a female crab that has its abdominal apron removed
Daily Bag:
No limit
Possession:
No limit
Minimum Length
5 inches (Measured across the widest point of the body from the tip of spine to tip of spine)

Stone Crab

clawlength.jpgOnly the right claw may be retained or possessed. The body of the stone crab must be immediately returned to the water from which it was taken.

Daily Bag:
No limit
Possession:
No limit
Minimum Length:
2 1/2 inch claw (Measured from the tip claw to first joint behind the immovable claw)

Ghost Shrimp

Daily Bag:
20
Possession:
20 per person
Minimum Length:
None

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