6 All Time Favorite Florida Keys Foods and Where to Find Them

The Florida Keys are well-known for many things such as Fishing, Diving, Beautiful Sunsets and of course Florida Keys foods. The varied recipes found in the local restaurants reflect a multitude of cultural influences from our Spanish, Bahamian, Caribbean neighbors as well as American cuisine. With Commercial fishing the 2nd largest industry in the Keys, just behind tourism, it […]
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Federal fishery council takes look at overall spiny lobster harvest

Federal fishery managers meeting this week in Georgia hear proposals to raise the annual limit on spiny lobster harvests, the Florida Keys’ most economically important commercial species. The council is considering raising the annual catch numbers of spiny lobster because fishers contend that the number were based on yearly averages that include some of the […]
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Trap life: Born and Bred Lobstering Cousins Know How to Hustle

On summer break, the alarm goes off at 4:30 a.m., and two Lobstering Cousins,  Key West High School soon-to-be sophomores open their eyes. Lobstering Cousins Demi Stiglitz and Peder Bidonne, both 15, brush their teeth, put on a little deodorant and climb into dad Richie Stiglitz’s truck. From there, they sleep for the 30-minute ride […]
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Sales of Florida Keys Spiny Lobster Down From Last Year

The normally red-hot Florida Keys spiny lobster fishery in South Florida seems to be cooling off this season, or at least Asian buyers seem to becoming more shrewd about the lucrative market. Spiny lobster is the Florida Keys’ most profitable commercial fishery, generating more than $50 million a year directly to the local economy. “Prices […]
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Florida Keys Spiny Lobster – Spiny Crawfish – Fishing Guide

The main difference between the Florida Keys Spiny Lobster and the American or Main Lobster are the front claws. American / Main lobsters have large front claws. Florida Keys Spiny Lobsters do not. Clawed lobsters are known as cold water lobsters, while Florida lobsters are known as warm water lobsters. Florida lobsters are caught for […]
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