By David H. Martin
The unfathomable riddle: How do you practice pure catch-and-release kayaking while still savoring one of the finest meals available in the seafood market today?
The answer: Carefully catch and release a stone crab before he catches you. By careful, I mean release the whole stone crab minus one large (that is to say, legal size) claw without testing the estimated 19,000-pounds-per-square-inch pinching power, all the while keeping an eye on the opposite claw used for tearing and shredding. A conservation ethic can still be maintained by only taking a single legal claw from certain crabs, as described in more detail below.
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