Battered Via Irma, Florida Fishermen Pin Their Hopes On Stone Crab Season

Enlarge this image toggle caption Frank Morris/KCUR Frank Morris/KCUREverglades City is counting on the stone crab season even more than usual this year.
It’s the same in the Keys, where Ray Saladino is gearing up for an aggressive stone crab fishing season.
Saladino says the whole south Florida shellfish industry pouncing on stone crabs at once will put a lot of pressure on the crabs.
“So people are racing to prepare for the first day they can start trying to catch crabs on Oct. 5.
Boat captain Carlos Moreira is tired after a long day at sea searching for lost traps.

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