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How to Measure Stone Crab Claws

Posted by Lacey Hagler on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 11:25am.


Stone crabs are a delicacy in South Florida, and federal wildlife protection agencies like FWC would like to keep them abundant. In order to do that, they’ve made a minimum size for these delicious crustacean limbs. Here’s how to measure stone crab claws.

Stone crab claws must measure at least 2 ¾-inches in length measured by a straight line from the elbow to the tip of the lower immovable finger. This is the largest section of the claw that has both a movable and immovable finger, and is located farthest from the body of the crab.

For more information, visit http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/commercial/stone-crab/

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