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King Crab Wild from Alaska are Loaded with Flavor
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Red King Crab is mainly harvested in the Bristol Bay area of Alaska. This population of red king crab is currently stable and healthy. King crab is low in saturated fat and is a great source of protein, vitamin B12, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and selenium. For more on nutrition, see Nutrition Facts. King crabs are the largest of the commercially harvested crabs. Fishermen catch them for their sweet, rich meat using mesh covered pots that are 7 to 8 square feet in size. The Bristol Bay red king crab fishery is currently one of the most valuable in the United States.
The Fisheries for red king crab in several areas of the eastern Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands: Adak, Bristol Bay, Pribilof Islands and Norton Sound. The Pribilof Islands red king crab fishery has been closed since 1999 due to uncertainty about red king crab abundance and concerns over by catch of the depressed blue king crab stock. The Adak red king crab fishery is closed due to low abundance.
Young Crab are found at depths of 164 feet or less. They are solitary and require high relief habitat or coarse substrate such as boulders, cobble, and shell hash, and living substrates such as bryozoans tiny animals similar to coral and sea squirts. Between the ages of 2 and 4, red king crab rely less on habitat for protection and tend to form pods of thousands of crabs. Podding generally continues until 4 years of age at a size of about 2.5 inches, when the crab move to deeper water and join adults in the spring as they migrate to shallow water to spawn. They then migrate to deeper water and settle in waters less than 90 feet for the remainder of the year.