Return of the Blue King Crab

Return of the Blue King Crab

Crab Blue Live Shellfish Seafood Crustacea

There are over 40 unique species of King crab. How can it be that the Blue King crab has returned?

Commercial fishing for crabs began in and about 1960 near the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea. Fishing peaked in 1980 and then in 1995 there was a decline of around 92 percent. In 1998 because there were very few crab left in the ocean commercial fishing was prohibited.

Because of the declining population a rehabilitation study was started to establish perfect conditions so as to learn the cultivation of the larvae starting from point A, hatching, to point B, juvenile. In 2006 fisherman were fishing crabs for this app. It was important to really carefully document all stages of life, what the crab ate, the perfect temperature, and how long they lived. They were triumphant in their own study.

One hundred and fifty million eggs are produced by one female during her two-year phase of reproducing young. Crabs were prefect test areas because embryos can be found in such an accessible area.

Years of analysis brought success in the fall of 2009 when the distribution in the sea was starting to increase. The fishermen returned to work and the crabs had returned.

Royal blue streak the brownish colored shell. After being cooked you’ll find they’re now a startling red orange color. The biggest know was over 17 pounds found near the St. Matthew Islands.

What does it take to have 10 lbs of crab? They’re rated according the to number of legs to make up the weight. Ten pounds will be from six to nine legs. The succulent taste is much like the Red King crab. The Red is thought to have the best flavor. The flavor is very mild, sweet, and tender.

To catch the superior wonderful taste it is cooked and frozen before you buy it. Thaw it in your refrigerator for about 12 hours and use your best recipe to prepare it.


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