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Product DescriptionsBaja stone crab is an excellent local alternative to both Pacific dungeness crab and Florida stone crab. Our crabs are trap caught year-round and are usually more abundant during spring and summer months. At Catalina Offshore Products we carry the Pacific stone crab in three forms: live, ready-to-eat claws and a fresh pasteurized meat presentation. These products are popular in popularity in and out of California for their sweet flavor and economical prized point.Baja stone crabs are harvested in wooden traps along the northern Baja coastline from 50-150 ft in depth. Minimal bycatch is incurred with live traps, because non target species can be returned safely to the ocean. The crabs themselves have the ability to regenerate their claws and limbs, and studies show that their claws grow back quickly which ensures their long term sustainability. Our pasteurized stone crab meat is a new presentation that we helped research, develop and market. It competes with commonly imported pasteurized blue crab meat and is also competitive in price. This shell-free frozen form is shelf stable for up to six months.
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These crabs are trap caught year round, weather permitting, and are usually more abundant in Spring and Summer months.
Primary Product FormsWhole live, 1-4 (jumbo), 4-6 (large), 6-8 (medium), 8-12 (small)2-5
Southern California and Northern Baja California, Pacific side
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Makes about 14-15 small cakes (for passed hor d hoerve parties)
Makes about 8 Appetizer Size Cakes for Plated/Dinner Parties