Crabs are decapod crustaceans found in all the world’s oceans and in fresh water in many different sizes, shapes and colors. They are prized for their white flaky meat and succulent flavor. There are many different species but at this time we are only distributing the Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) and the Florida Stone Crab (Menippe mercenaria).
Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus)
Callinectes sapidus is the predominant crab found along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the United States as far north as the Chesapeake Bay and along the Caribbean coasts of Central and South America, commonly known as the Blue Crab. It is also considered by many to be the sweetest tasting crab of all the sub-tropical species but not to be confused with the Blue Swimming Crab of Southeast Asia.
Stone Crab (Menippe mercenaria)
Menippe mercenaria is one of Florida’s most sought after delicacies. The season is October 15th through May 15th. It’s a naturally sustainable fishery which is harvested by traps in the Florida Keys up to the Florida Panhandle. Fishermen traditionally harvest one claw and return the live crab to the water with its remaining claw to feed and defend itself. Regeneration of the removed claw will occur over the next season.
How was my Crab Caught?
- Trap Caught