Stone Crab Facts
- Fresh from Florida Stone Crab Claws are a renewable resource.
- Our stone crabs are harvested primarily from the Florida Keys and South Florida’s west coast from such storied fishing communities as Everglades City, Isle of Capri, Hernando Beach, Naples and Ft. Myers. Occasionally, we supplement our stock with claws from our affiliate in Marsh Harbor Bahamas which is located a short distance from Florida’s east Coast and harvests the same claws from waters shared with Florida.
- Stone crabs season runs from October 15 through May 15.
- Claws are graded according to size: medium, 5 to 8 pieces per pound; large, 3 to 5 p/lb., jumbo, 3 claws p/lb. and colossal, 1 to 2 claws p/lb. See our Order Stone Crabs Online Chart if you need help deciding how many pounds you should order.
- Stone crab claws have a 5 to 7 day shelf life.
- The claws are removed on the boats and the crab returned to the water where it will regenerate 4 to 5 claws in its natural lifetime.
- Once harvested, the raw claws are cooked on the boat or more commonly at dockside.
- Stone crab claws are a much desired delicacy usually served cold in many ways with a variety of sauces and mustards. They also can be served warm by heating (not boiling) to desired temperature in a microwave or oven.
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