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