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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Attention, stone crab lovers! Officials just announced that the season ends on May 2.

They also said the last day of harvest will be May 1.

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Here is what you must know as the season comes to an end:

— Commercially harvested stone crab claws may be possessed and sold during the closed season but only if they have been placed in inventory prior to May 2 by a licensed wholesale or retail dealer.

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— Stone crab traps must be removed from the water within five days after the close of the stone crab season.

— Stone crab claws may not be harvested from traps pulled after the season closes.

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For additional information on harvesting stone crabs for recreation, trap specifications, commercial stone crab regulations and licensing information, go online to Team