Dungeness Crab in December

Dungeness crab

Dungeness crab

Dungeness crab season on the upper Pacific coast opened on December 1 and the sounds of holiday music and cracking shells is upon us!

On the down side, Oregon crabbers agreed to an initial somewhat low price of $1.60 per pound but on the up side, supply and demand actually will officially set the price some time next week.  Get your crab!

Concerning the crab itself and availability– the pacific ocean floor reveals several interesting tidbits…According to surveys there may be less Dungeness to catch this year, but the positive is that crabs observed in October revealed that meat-fill will be high! 

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