To those vegetarians who don’t eat meat because of animal mistreatment, the Florida Keys are solving that problem. They are the largest world supplier of stone crab, but they are doing this without harming or killing the Crab. There might be hope after all for you to eat white meat at least.
DALLAS, January 23, 2013 – Stone crab is one of the Florida’s Keys’ most treasured dishes, says Carol Shaughnessy of Newman PR and the Florida Keys News Bureau.
Succulent stone crab claws have been commercially harvested since the 1930s, and each year hundreds of thousands of pounds of Florida's stellar crustacean are steamed, cracked, plated and served at local markets and restaurants around the nation.
About 40 percent of the state's annual stone crab harvest of nearly 3 million pounds comes from Keys’ waters, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
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