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One Pound Stone Crab Claw

Well, now you have.

They are called “1 count” because, on average, it only takes one claw to average a pound. The claws pictured here are from Florida, but earlier this month I received the same size from a Texas location. The stone crab fishery has got to be one of the most wonderfully sustainable products coming out of the Gulf. Once you catch the crab, you harvest the dominant claw (also known as the “crusher” claw; the smaller one is called the “pincher”) and release the live crab back into the wild. The remaining claw still serves its purpose and another claw grows back within one year to replace the one harvested.


Jim Gossen said...

That is one big stone crab!

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