For Florida’s blue crab trappers, it’s been a good year; and that is excellent news for diners

blue crab 2As pre-dawn glowed fiery orange over the Caloosahatchee River, commercial fishermen Joe Williamson and Kevin Killian pulled their first blue crab trap of the day. Inside was a single, medium-size, No. 2 crab, worth $1 a pound — male crabs at least 6.5 inches from point to point across the shell are No. 1s, worth $2 a pound. “That’s not what we’re looking for, is it, Kev-o?” Williamson said. The second trap brought up a couple more No. 2s, but the third trap had eight No. 1s. “That’s a money trap,” Killian said. more@therepublic  10:16

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