A Review of the Biology and Management of Horseshoe Crabs, with Emphasis on Florida Populations

Gerhart, Susan D. (2007) A Review of the Biology and Management of Horseshoe Crabs, with Emphasis on Florida Populations. St. Petersburg, FL, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, (Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. Technical Report, 12)

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Abstract

In Florida, some horseshoe crabs are fished for eel bait, but they are fished principally by the marine-life industry, which collects the animals live for resale as aquarium, research, or educational specimens. The regulations for the horseshoe crab fisheries are developed by each state in compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Horseshoe Crab Management Plan. This report was written to provide information on the biology, stock status, and management of horseshoe crabs and the implications relevant to the request for an increased bag limit by harvesters in the marine-life industry. (31pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: A Review of the Biology and Management of Horseshoe Crabs, with Emphasis on Florida Populations
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Gerhart, Susan D.
Series Name: Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. Technical Report
Number: 12
Date: 2007
Publisher: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Place of Publication: St. Petersburg, FL
Issuing Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Uncontrolled Keywords: horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus, Florida, fisheries
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 123
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2007 22:28
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:33
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/123

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