Ah, the Dungeness crab ... we love to eat them, but do you know the history behind them? Let us get you ready for your next seafood trivia night:
The first commercial fishing of this species is credited to a small fishing village in the straight of Juan de Fuca, Washington. That village was aptly named Dungeness, hence the name that these crustaceans hold to this day.
Throughout the late 1800's the crab fishery gained traction and commercial fishing of Dungeness crab grew, stretching from the waters of Alaska and British Columbia down the west-coast to central California.
Today, Dungeness crab is recognized, by the Washington department of fish and wildlife, as "the only commercially important species of crab within Washington's territorial waters".
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Not sure what to do with a live Dungeness crab? CHECK OUT THIS EASY RECIPE VIDEO
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- The Neptune Seafood Crew -