Yes, sure, some of the best places to cast off are right in the Fort Pierce, Florida, area. And it’s not just the ocean, but South Florida has many rivers, lakes, streams and inlets, allowing anglers a change to catch just about anything they want.
From the ocean side of things, it’s not just the fish that attract tourist to the area, but the crabs as well.
The Florida stone crab is a rare delicacy, even along the coast, because of its smaller features and limited harvest season, between October 15 through May 15.
Early Native Americans would harvest the delicious crab as a supplement to their diets (and to the bigger and more bountiful blue crab). Eventually, the popularity of the stone crab claws and specific taste lead to a harvesting boom in 19th and 20th Centuries.
For a good amount of time during those centuries, the needs of the human and the reproduction rates of the stone crab stayed in balance. Females can begin reproducing after they are two-years-old. The spawning season extends through spring and summer and over 1 million eggs can be released. Females can spawn four to six times a matting season and the lifespan of the Florida stone crab is around seven years.
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