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Red King Crab has a natural sweetness that comes to the forefront with simple preparations.. The Alaskan fishery for Red King Crab starts in October and ends in November. Production occurs in the Seattle area and can be offered year round with planning. Trident is a quota holder on Alaska Red King Crab so there is yearly access to supply and an opportunity to build programs. Lead time depends on volume but target 2-3 weeks and for larger volumes 4-6 weeks.
October through November
DV = Daily Value // 3.0 oz. =85 g Source: USDA Standard Reference Release 28
The high protein content of wild Alaska Red King Crab is easily digestible, and has all nine amino acids the body can’t produce itself — a complete protein of the highest quality.
A 3.0 oz portion of wild Alaska Red King Crab portion contains 9.8 mcg of Vitamin B-12 (408% DV). There are many benefits of B-12:
In Alaska, protecting the future of both the stocks and environment take priority over opportunities for commercial harvest. State and federal agencies collaborate to determine each year’s harvest limits, and monitor the season in real-time to determine when these limits have been met. Additional measures, such as the catch share programs and a stringent on-board observer program ensure sustainably harvested wild Alaska Red King crab will be available for generations to come.
The Red King crab harvest is limited by the 3 S’s: Size, Sex, and Season. Only males with a carapace of at least 6.5 inches can be caught, and harvest is not permitted during mating and molting!