The 2012-2013 stone crab season closes tomorrow, May 16, with the last day of harvest today. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, traps must be removed from the water within five days. All restaurateurs and stores must obtain their stone crabs by May 16.
Joe's Stone Crab Last call for stone crabs.
It's been a bleak year for stone crab fishermen, with reported catches much less than in previous years. As a result, prices hit record numbers at some shops and others couldn't even procure any to sell. Folks at Captain Jim Hanson's Seafood Market and Restaurant told Short Order that they haven't had the crustaceans in weeks.
If you want one last stone crab dinner, get cracking! Here are some places that are still carrying stone crabs while supplies last. All prices and availability were confirmed as of this morning and are subject to change.More »