The more than 25,000 Floridians with recreational crab traps will soon have to make some changes.
A new Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission regulation, which went into effect March 1, requires crab traps to have a rigid opening no larger than six-by-two inches.
The purpose of this change is to help reduce the bycatch of diamondback terrapins in crab traps.
The new regulation is meant to help prevent accidental captures and deaths of diamondback terrapins.
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