Stone Crab Season began in Florida state waters yesterday, and while this sweet succulent meat is allowed to be harvested until May, there are a few things you need to know.
Minimum Size Limit
Stone crab claws must measure at least 2 ¾ inches in length. Learn how to measure them properly HERE.
Daily Bag Limit
Individuals are allowed to harvest 1 gallon of claws per person or 2 gallons of claws per vessel, whichever is less.
How to Harvest
The claws are the only part to be taken from a stone crab, as they grow back when separated from the body properly. The law permits both claws to be harvested if they are of legal size, but it is courtesy to only harvest one claw per crab. This practice leaves the crab with a method of defense, and…