Dungeness Crab

Washington is the first to fish for Dungeness. Other states follow soon after, including CA, where commercial fishing for the crabs begins in December
King's Seafood Distribution

October to July is officially Dungeness Crab (Metacarcinus magister) season! These crustaceans are named after a fishing village in Washington, and have been harvested since the late 1840s. Currently, our Dungeness Crab come straight from Puget Sound, Washington.

 

It takes four years or so for these crustaceans to reach market size. Female crabs are left to reproduce, so the mature, male crabs are the only ones harvested.

Washington is the first to fish for Dungeness. Other states follow soon after, including CA, where commercial fishing for the crabs begins in December
King's Seafood Distribution

Washington is the first to fish for Dungeness Crabs. Other states follow soon after, including California, where commercial fishing for the crabs begins in December.  

 

Catch these special crustaceans while the season is here!

 

Seasonality:

October–July

 

Harvest areas:

Pacific Northwest and California

 

Flavor Profile:  

Firm but delicate, and mildly sweet

Published on
October 27, 2021
by
Mahsa Khalilifar

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