This fishery employs sustainable harvesting practices by only commercializing Pacific Dungeness crab males, while female Dungeness crab are put back into the water to help ensure continued breeding, this practice is done while fishing, as fisherman determine the sex of the crab by observing the crabs’ abdomen. By doing so, the fishing industry helps maintain a sustainable balance between the ocean, crab stocks, and the market demand. At Smokey Bay Seafood we always try to look for products, and practices that are sustainable.
Wild Dungeness crab fishery is government managed with periodic openings throughout the year and we source directly off the boat each opening, therefore the quantity is subject to availability. Once we have an outstanding catch, our crab are held in fresh sea water in tanks, chilled, banded and placed on cases before shipping to you via air freight. We can export live crab from the Pacific Northwest to multiple destinations in North America, Asia, and Europe.
You can buy a case of live Dungeness crab (45 lbs per case) by contacting our sales representatives or by filling in the quotation form on this page. Price is subject to quantity, availability, and destination.