To tip off the official 2010-2011 crab harvesting season this December, the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission (ODCC) was awarded the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of sustainability for their harvesting methods. “The certification assures that the fishery is well-managed with healthy stocks and uses a harvest method that is environmentally sustainable.” An award only received by 3 crab fisheries around the world, Oregon’s dungeness market products can now bear the MSC blue and white logo. Currently, Oregon is the top producer of dungeness crab worldwide; the 2009-2010 season yielded 23,195,059 pounds and grossed $44.8 million.[read full article]
Harvested for centuries, dungeness crab is a part of the Northwest’s coastal seafood heritage. Like our southern neighbour, B.C. coastal dungeness crabs are classified a sustainable seafood choice. Love your local crabs!