Frequently Asked Questions

How do you cook Live Dungeness Crab?2021-11-17T00:14:28-08:00

There are various methods to cooking dungeness crab. Check out our blog post about some of our favorites. Healthy & Easy Dungeness Crab Cake Recipe

Do you have your own fisherman?2021-11-13T01:45:16-08:00

We do not employ fishermen, we instead have our own fleet of trusted fisherman partners.

I’m in Washington state, can I purchase and pick up directly from your facility?2021-11-13T01:40:02-08:00

Yes, feel free to call our front office and arrange for pickup! 360-293-5200

Do you provide a local pick up option?2021-11-13T01:39:05-08:00

Yes, if you are in the area and would prefer to pick up your order from our Anacortes facility just complete your order with our Pick Up Form.

Do you ship Seafood all year long?2021-11-13T01:38:38-08:00

Yes, we ship Live Dungeness Crab and Wild Sockeye Salmon all year. The Spot Prawn season is relatively short—it usually starts in May and lasts 6-8 weeks.

Do you ship Live Dungeness Crab every day?2021-11-13T01:26:10-08:00

Shipments are made via FedEx Priority Overnight to make sure they get to you as fresh as possible. Due to FedEx’s operating schedule, overnight shipments cannot be delivered on Sundays, Mondays, major holidays or the day after major holidays.

How fast does your dungeness crab get to me?2021-11-13T01:25:17-08:00

Typically our live dungeness crab is caught, packaged, and delivered live to you in 48 hours.

How do you keep Dungeness Crabs alive during transit?2021-11-13T01:19:57-08:00

Once the Dungeness Crabs are caught and brought to the dock by our fishermen, they are then put into large, open-top tanks where they will stay for 24 hours in a nutrient filled seawater solution. To prepare the live crabs for shipment, we place bands around their front claws and then put them in cold water to sedate them for their journey. The crabs are then either trucked or flown to their destination within 24 hours. 

When you say “Live Seafood” do you actually mean it’s alive?2021-11-13T01:19:01-08:00

You bet! We take special care in the handling and care of our product, so don’t get pinched!

How soon after receiving my crab do I need to cook it?2021-11-13T01:06:39-08:00

Live crab should be cooked while it’s still alive—we recommend cooking it by the night of the day you receive it for the safest consumption and optimal taste. To learn how to keep them alive, see our article How to Handle Live Crab. 

What is your commitment to sustainability?2021-11-13T01:05:49-08:00

We’re a member of FishChoice, a leading seafood community that values environmentally responsible seafood production, and we have our own sustainability initiatives too. Learn more >

How much does it cost to ship a box of Live Dungeness Crab?2021-11-13T01:05:03-08:00

Our shipping costs are dependent on FedEx and their rates. In the checkout process, you will see your costs after you add your address.

Where does your Dungeness Crab come from?2021-11-13T01:03:19-08:00

We catch it daily off the Washington, Oregon and California Coast. 

What’s your best seller?2021-11-13T00:58:23-08:00

Without a doubt, it’s our Live Dungeness Crab. It’s part of why we’re the largest, most reliable supplier of it in the US!

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