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Dungeness Crab

Why Dungeness Crab is the Best Crab

1. Dungeness Crab Tastes Better

Dungeness crab has a sweet, succulent taste, and melt-in-your-mouth texture. Dungeness crab legs are a true delicacy with a firmer texture than the body meat. Every bite guarantees an "OMG" moment with sighs of delight from every bite.

 

2. Dungeness Crab is Versatile 

You can buy a whole Dungeness crab, take it home, and crack it yourself. Or, choose already cracked crab meat, fresh or canned. These options make Dungeness crab a chef's dream as it elevates any salad, dip, or sandwich.

 

3. Buying Dungeness Crab Supports Local Communities

Dungeness crab is mainly harvested in the Pacific Northwest by locally based boats from California to Washington. Local fishermen and women work hard to deliver the freshest crab to their communities.

 

When you buy fresh Dungeness crab, you are not only getting a superior-tasting product, you are also supporting your community's local food movement. (Check out the North Coast Food Trail for foodie finds, markets, and all things yummy in the local category!)

4. Year-Round Availability

Dungeness crab season usually runs from December to August, making fresh crab available almost year-round.  And for those who like to stock your pantry, we've got canned Dungeness crab.

5. Environmentally Sustainable Option

In Oregon, Dungeness crab harvest methods are strictly regulated and managed with the sustainability of the species in mind. According to the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, "gear regulations are designed with conservation in mind." Crab pots have female escape rings so that females and undersized males can exit. Overfishing is virtually impossible with the regulations in place, ensuring future generations can enjoy the "best" crab for many years to come.

 

Locally sourced Dungeness crab also has a low carbon footprint. The Dungeness crab at Bell Buoy was caught less than 50 miles away in the Pacific Ocean. 

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