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This item is sourced to order. When requested, we immediately contact our sourcing partner to guarantee it gets to you at peak freshness and quality. Depending on the item, wait time may vary.
Live California Rock Crab are decadent, meaty, and delicious. Prized for their extremely large claws, which we also offer in pre-steamed packs that are ready to eat, California Rock Crabs are similar to Florida Stone Crabs, popularly consumed on the east coast. Unlike Florida Stone Crab, however, an entire California Rock can be harvested - something prohibited in Florida, where fishermen are only permitted to remove the claws, which grow back in about eighteen months. In Florida, this measure is necessary in order to protect the species, but off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, these California Rock Crabs have been managed sustainably enough to enjoy less restricted fishing access.
We highly recommend serving this crab steamed or boiled, with melted Roasted Japanese Nori Butter for dipping.
10lbs of live crabs, ~1.5lbs/crab
*Please note that this may take extra time to arrive, pending availability from our fishermen.
*Please note that we are only able to ship live seafood from our California fishing partners onMondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. This policy is in effect to ensure that a possible one-business day delay on the part of our shipping partners, FedEx, does not result in product spoilage over the weekend. This stipulation is in the interest of upholding the absolute highest quality possible when you receive your order, and we tremendously appreciate your support and understanding.
How It Arrives
This is a freshly harvested, perishable item that we recommend utilizing promptly upon arrival.
In order to protect your seafood and ensure its quality upon arrival, this item will incur a surcharge for proper handling and packaging materials. All of our live seafood is selected and inspected for quality upon receiving your order.