The West's best seafood

Our guide to healthy, sustainable choices from the West's amazing bounty

13 great fish to choose now

Descriptions, sources, and eco-factors for the West's tastiest sustainable seafoods

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Dungeness crab

Dungeness crab

Dungeness 101:  Here's how to cook and clean crab 

Recipes:  12 ways with dungeness crab

Taste The iconic Western crab, packed with snow-white, sweet, juicy meat.

Source Pacific Ocean, California to Alaska.

Eco factor Fisheries in California, Oregon, and Washington are well managed. Only males are harvested; females are left to reproduce.

How to choose and prepare Buy live or cooked crab that smell mildly salty, like the sea. If they're alive, their bodies should be firm and tight, not droopy.


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