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Florida Agriculture Trivia – Question 3

March 4, 2009

Congratulations to Lauren who answered our last question correctly!  

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GO NATIVE! TshirtThis next trivia question is related to Florida seafood so we are giving away a GO NATIVE! t-shirt.  Are you familiar with the program? It was created to help consumers easily identify seafood that is from Florida.  The mascot is this cool fish that’s on the shirt.

Read on for the question!


Question: Over Labor Day weekend, Dave and his crew of fishermen set several stone crab traps in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida’s coast. The next day, they returned to harvest the claws. They took the claws that were at least 2 inches long to sell, and returned the stone crabs to the sea.

What, if anything, has Dave done wrong?

-Update, March 6, 2009: Congratulations to Abbie and Alex who provided the correct answers.  It was the wrong time of year to be harvesting stone crab claws, and he took claws that were shorter than allowed (2 3/4 in.).


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  • 6 Comments leave one →
    1. marcy simon permalink
      March 5, 2009 12:42 pm may return stone claws to the water to regrow their claws.

      • March 5, 2009 1:04 pm

        I’m sorry, Marcy – This is not the answer we were looking for.

    2. March 6, 2009 10:06 am

      These people are harvesting claws out of season!!

      • March 6, 2009 11:16 am

        You’re right! Florida stone crab season is not active in September. However, there is another answer to this question… If someone else can give the other answer, I will send you a Fresh from Florida t-shirt too!

    3. Alexandra Vahamaki permalink
      March 8, 2009 3:37 pm

      For stone crabs the claws have to be 2 and 3/4″.

      • March 9, 2009 7:33 am

        Correct! This was the other answer we were looking for. Thanks for playing 🙂

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