National Park Service Bans Crab Fishing In Parts of Canaveral National Seashore Due To Spike In Gators

By  //  May 11, 2017

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Ban begins May 22

ABOVE VIDEO: Wayne Funkhouser has spent many summers fishing for crabs at Canaveral National Seashore armed with only a string and net.

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA  (WFTV) – Wayne Funkhouser has spent many summers fishing for crabs at Canaveral National Seashore armed with only a string and net.

“Pretty much since I could hold a line,” he said.

Starting May 22, though, his days of crab fishing in certain areas will be over, as the National Park Service has banned the practice due to an increase in alligator activity.

Crab fishing will be prohibited at high-public use areas, such as the vistas along Beach Road and Eddy Creek, National Park Service spokeswoman Kristen Kneifl said.

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