Stone crab season begins on Thursday and it’s slated to be an interesting season. This year the regulations are a little different. The Florida Fish and Wildlife conservation commission says the changes are meant to increase the stone crab population. Some of those changes include ending the season two weeks earlier and increasing the minimum claw size. You can find more information on all the changes here.
As Florida enters the month of October, 24 new laws will take effect. They range from increased penalties of shark finning, to new guidelines for specialty license plates and protecting veterans from scams.
Andrew Otazo, an environmentalist who lives in south Florida, has spent two and a half years removing 11,000 pounds of trash, which is equivalent to 5.5 tons. It was at the age of thirteen when Andrew determined that he wanted to be a part of a solution to keep our ecosystems clean.