MA Issues Horseshoe Crab Harvest Closures
May 5, 2011
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries has released its calendar of horseshoe crab harvest closures. The closures are designed to protect spawning horseshoe crabs, which are harvested for eel- and conch-trap bait and biomedical purposes.
Horseshoe crab harvesting is illegal during the following lunar periods in 2011:
- Sunday, May 1 through Thursday, May 5
- Sunday, May 15 through Thursday, May 19
- Monday, May 30 through Friday, June 3
- Monday June 13 through Friday, June 17
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