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Alan Moore, co-owner of Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant, is ready for phones to ring off the hook. (Photo and video by Mallory Gnaegy)
Longboat Key Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 1 year ago

Stone crab season begins today

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by: Robin Hartill Managing Editor
 

Get out your bibs. Stone crab season begins today.

Alan Moore, co-owner of Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant, says the phone rings off the wall the first day of stone crab season. Last year offered mostly medium-sized claws; it will be hard to tell what's in store until a few days into the season.

Last season was a difficult one for many stone crabbers due to a number of factors, including the lack of cold fronts and a surging population of the octopus, a natural predator of stone crabs.

Stone crab season runs through May 15.

Read more about Moore's in the Oct. 24 Diversions feature.

Contact Robin Hartill at rhartill@yourobserver.com.

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