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Dungeness Crab Updates 2022

Keep up with the latest information on the 2022 Dungeness Crab season. We'll be sure to post any updates as soon as we hear them.

6 (six) cooked Dungeness Crab on ice
Person holding cooked Dungeness Crab on silver tray
Crew member holding Dungeness Crab with open claw

For the latest updates on the 2024 season see our 2024 Dungeness Crab updates page.

April 2nd, 2023

Hey crab lovers, the 2023 Dungeness Crab season will be closed at noon on April 15, 2023. That means you have less than two weeks to enjoy the delicious and fresh Live Dungeness Crab.

If you have yet to try our Live Dungeness Crab, you're missing out on a real treat. These Crab are caught right here in our local waters. They have a sweet and tender meat that melts in your mouth. You can cook them in various ways, such as boiling, steaming, baking, or grilling. You can add your favorite seasonings, sauces, or dips to enhance the flavor.

Once we run out of Live Dungeness, we won't have any more until next year! So take advantage of this chance to treat yourself and your loved ones to a Crab feast.

February 27th, 2023

The weather has cleared up a bit allowing our fishermen to bring in Live Dungeness Crab again.

February 24th, 2023

Due to the stormy weather conditions, we're currently out of stock of Live Dungeness Crab.

January 5th, 2023

We are excited to announce that we have fresh, live Dungeness Crab from Santa Cruz now available at our Harbor location (493 Lake Ave. Suite A). If you're looking for a truly delicious and high-quality seafood experience, make sure to stop by and check out our live Crab.

We also offer live cleaning services to help you prepare your crabs for cooking. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are happy to assist you and provide any tips or guidance you may need.

December 30th, 2022

We do have Live Dungeness Crab and Cooked Dungeness Crab from Washington available.

It looks like it going to be another week (maybe a little longer) before we get in LOCAL Dungeness Crab season opens.

As you may have heard, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has pushed back the start of the season to Dec. 31st (tomorrow)to help protect endangered whales. As a result, fishers will only be able to use half their usual number of pots for now, to prevent any entanglements. We know that this might be a bit of an inconvenience, but we hope you understand the importance of keeping our oceans healthy.

Many boats set their pots out earlier this week, and are ready to start harvesting crab at 12:01 a.m. this Saturday - weather permitting, of course!

As always, we appreciate your support and look forward to bringing you the freshest, most sustainably caught crab around.  

Be the first to know when LOCAL Dungeness Crab becomes available! 🦀📲 Text "HHFRESHFISH" to (984) 205-2382.

December 23rd, 2022

The Dungeness Crab season in Santa Cruz is set to open on December 31st. This is an exciting time for local fishermen and seafood lovers! Fishermen will be out on the water, setting traps and catching these crustaceans in the cold, clear waters off the coast of Santa Cruz.

The Crab will then be brought to local markets and restaurants, where they will be cooked and served to the public. It is important to support local fishermen and the seafood industry during this time by purchasing fresh, locally caught Dungeness Crab.

December 16th, 2022

We are so excited to let you know that LIVE Dungeness Crab has arrived at our main shop in the Santa Cruz Harbor! 🦀🦀🦀 These savory Crab are fresh from up North and we can't wait for you to try them. Please note that we don't take pre-orders for Crab—they are first come, first served. Check out our IG Reel for more info. 🎥

November 25th, 2022

The Dungness Crab season has been pushed back. The soonest it could open is currently December 17th. There is a fly-over happening on December 7th. If the Department of Fish & Wildlife doesn't see any whales in the area, we should get the green light to open on the 17th.

November 21st, 2022

We will be bringing in Fresh Frozen Cooked Dungeness Crab from Washington starting tomorrow (Tuesday, November 22nd). We will also have Live Rock Crab available as well.

☝🏽 First come first served. We do not accept pre-orders for these items.

The local Dungeness season is still up in the air. We hoping that we will have local Dungness available for you on December 1st. 🤞🏽

November 1st, 2022

Sorry folks, it looks like there won't be any Dungeness Crab for Thanksgiving this year 😭. November 15th was the original opening date for the commercial Crab season. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has delayed the season until at least December 1st to protect the whales better.

October 29th, 2022

There are no updates at this time. Please check back later.

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