King Crab (Spring Catch)

Ships May 22 & 23, 2023.

The king of the crustaceans, king crab is big, delicious, and fresh from the freezing waters of my fishery--Bristol Bay, Alaska. The meat is sweet and rich. Unlike many other crab species, king crab legs are not difficult to get into––they can be cut open with kitchen scissors. And with each leg close to a pound (or even more than a pound!), it's well worth the effort!

As much as 75% of the king crab sold in the US today is actually from Russia, which is not considered a sustainable fishery. Much of that is mislabeled and sold fraudulently as "Alaskan." Additionally, most of the king crab being caught in Russia is actually an invasive species, having been transplanted there by the Russian government as an experiment in the 1960s. While not the cheaper of the two, only Alaskan king crab is sustainably fished in clean and cold Alaskan waters. Read more here.

Read my newest king crab post here. Watch a video a recent king crab cook here.

Wondering how much crab one person can eat? Small folks might only eat one big leg, while big guys might want half a crab (3 legs and 1 claw). It's hard for me to imagine anyone eating more than half a crab in one sitting.

Preorder Preorder Period:
Jan. 1 - May 14, 2023

Your seafood will ship to you via FedEx May 22 & 23, 2023. It will arrive a few days later. This page details shipping rates: Orders to the eastern half of the country go FedEx and orders to the western half of the country go 2-day FedEx.

Although I used to sell my crab by the "cluster" (3 legs and a claw), I decided to cut it into individual legs to make it more convenient for my customers, and to make the shipping and packing a bit easier. 

Your crab will come frozen and glazed in ice. This means there is a thin film of ice all over the crab to protect it.


  • Red King Crab can grow to 5 feet wide and 24 pounds.
  • There are also blue and golden king crab.
  • Much king crab seen in US stores is Russian. Russian crab is not sustainably fished.
  • Around 40 species of king crab are known to exist in Alaska waters. Ten of those king crab species are fished for.
  • Golden king crab live up to 1,600 feet deep. Red and blue king crab prefer sandy bottoms and shallower water around 200 feet.


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