Blue Crab - Callinectes sapidus

Shellfish  <<  Blue Crab

 Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Blue Crab,  Callinectes sapidus
 

Range:

Gulf of Mexico to Maryland

Seasonality:

Hardshell: August to May

Method of Capture:

Trap

Sustainability Consideration:

Prolific breeding at a very young age makes them a resiliant species, but their habitat is compromised by trawlers fishing for other species.

Size Range:

3.5 - 5.5 inches

Flavor and Texture:

Sweet, succulent and delicate with a juicy, tender texture, from lumps to milder flavored flake meat. Shells have a very rich, savory flavor.

Cooking Tips:

boil, stew, soup