Never heard of them until recently. I was wondering why you take a claw off and throw the crab back? I'd imagine the rest of the crab would be like eating a blue crab but I guess not? I understand that they grow the claw back, and I have to say it looks like good eats.
for one it's against the law in florida
- but having broken a stone crab open by accident they have little meat in the backfin area - the body is just not large in relation to the claw - also with just a 30% mortality rate from removing one claw you keep the fishery healthy but putting them back
and to me they are better eating then lobster !!