Worldwide Top Producer of Dungeness Crab Receives Highest Sustainability Honor

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!

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