Florida stone crabbers say season was terrible

HERNANDO BEACH — The crab traps are being moved and stacked as another stone crab season comes to an end on May 15.
 
Captain Mike Birren, a stone crabber out of Hernando Beach, says this season was horrible.
 
“Right now I’m pulling 600 to 650 traps, bringing them home and I’m catching between 40 and 50 pounds,” he said. “Right now my boat is going about $500 a day in the hole.”
 
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