Benefits and Nutrition
Alaska Dungeness crab is loaded with complete protein, with each 3-ounce serving to provide 19g of this essential nutrient. It also supplies ample quantities (335 mg) of marine omega-3 fatty acids. It provides more than the daily value established for vitamin B-12, which helps prevent anemia, reduces the risk of macular degeneration, prevents neuron loss, supports bone loss, prevents osteoporosis, and supports healthy skin, hair, and nails.
Like all fisheries in Alaska, maintaining crab stocks and protecting the ecosystems where they live is the highest priority for fishery managers. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game manages the fishery by regulating the size and sex of the crab and the season when it can be caught. Only male crab over 6.5 inches are allowed and the fishery is closed during the molting and mating seasons.Learn More