There are over 40 different species of King crab. Those that are fished around the waters in Alaska are the Red King, Blue King, and Golden King. How can it be that the Blue King crab has returned?
Commercial fishing for crabs started in and about 1960 close to the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea. Fishing peaked in 1980 and then in 1995 there was a decline of around 92 percent. In 1998 since there were hardly any crab left in the ocean commercial fishing was prohibited.
Due to the declining population a rehabilitation study was started to establish perfect conditions so as to learn the cultivation of the creatures beginning from point A, hatching, to point B, juvenile. In 2006 fisherman were fishing crabs for this app. It was important to very carefully document all stages of life, what the crab ate, the ideal temperature, and how long they lived. They were triumphant in their study. The Blue King Crab has returned!
One hundred and fifty thousand eggs are produced by a single female during her two-year period of reproducing young. The eggs are attached to her abdomen for a year and when the hatching of the larvae occurs the female won’t mate for another year. Crabs were prefect test areas because embryos are located in such an accessible area.
Years of analysis brought success in the autumn of 2009 when the supply in the sea was beginning to increase. The fishermen returned to work and the crabs had returned.
Royal blue streak the brown colored shell. After being cooked you’ll find they’re now a startling red orange color. The largest know was over 17 pounds found close to the St. Matthew Islands.
What does it take to have 10 pounds of crab? They are graded according the to number of legs to make up the weight. Ten pounds will be from six to eight legs. The succulent taste is much like the Red King crab. The Red is thought to have the best taste. The taste is quite mild, sweet, and tender.
To capture the superior wonderful taste it is frozen and cooked before you buy it. Thaw it in your fridge for about 12 hours and use your very best recipe to prepare it.