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Watch Miamian Set Florida Keys Stone Crab Eating Contest Record

Miami resident Juan Mallen took top honors at the annual Stone Crab Eating Contest Saturday in the Florida Keys. Mallen, a 49-year-old commercial appliance technician, cracked and ate 25 stone crab claws in 12 minutes and 54 seconds, besting the old record by more than two minutes. He has been trying to win the contest…

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3 Key West businesses Band Together Offer New Eco-Foodie Experiences

The Stoned Crab, Three Hands Fish, and Key West Legal Rum partner to create “Chef Distilled” and “The Three Hands Experience” packages to be offered beginning in the Fall of 2016. Taking a stand against the increasingly homo­genized American tourist experience, three local Key West businesses are banding together to offer two new ‘eco-foodie’ experiences…

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2 Opinions on the State of Our Florida Keys Fisheries

There has been a long ongoing debate about the availability of various seafood populations in all of Florida and the Florida Keys. There are several groups (they now call these groups “stake holders”) that have different opinions on how these populations are doing. Commercial Fishermen rely on plentiful catches and a thriving market with high…

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Lionfish Legislation Introduced Into Florida Congress

(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Curt Clawson, R-Bonita Springs, has introduced a bill that would ban importing all 11 lionfish species, including the nine that have not been found in U.S. waters. The bill would not interfere with the selling of fish fillets, which encourages to help eliminate the fish in Florida waters. The bill was introduced last…