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Stone Crab Contest just a few days away…

With Stone Crab Season officially under way, we’re really looking forward to this Saturday’s 2nd Annual Stone Crab Eating Contest, a celebration of that special delicacy that we all hold so dear. You’ve only got a few days left to register for this “tasty test of crab-consuming capacity,” sponsored by the Keys Fisheries Market & Marina. Just a short ride away from our Marathon, Florida hotel, this contest is worth leaving the room for.

Entrants must be 18 years or older (with apologies to your crab-loving toddler) and pay a $25.00 entrance fee, a small price for all the succulent claw meat you can consume.

The contest starts promptly at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 20th– so don’t wait until the last minute! Register now by emailing keys.fisheries@comcast.net or calling 305-743-4353.

 

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Countdown to Stone Crab Season opener

 

Well, it’s official: our favorite fall activity is now just one week away. We’re talking, of course, about Stone Crab Season– officially open on October 15th — that beautiful time of year when experts and novices alike can take to the waters to search for the beautiful (and sustainable!) crabs whose tender, sweet claw meat is considered one of the great delicacies of the Florida Keys. This year’s opening week will also include a Claw Eating Contest, so interested parties are encouraged to start their training now (crab cakes for breakfast, anyone?) Registration for the contest can be completed at: http://www.keysfisheries.com/events/

Mark your calendars, the countdown has begun!

 

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Stone Crab Season opening Oct. 15

One of Floridas favorite seafoods, the stone crab, will once again be open for harvest next week on Oct. 15.  These delicious crustaceans will be collected from all over the Florida Keys, which produces about 40% of the total 3.1 million pounds of stone crab produced each year in florida.  The large claws, closer in size to a maine lobster than the blue crab, are eaten right off the dock, often paired with mustard sauce and lemon.  For more information you can check out the NOAA page by clicking here.

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