Dungeness Crab are a staple to the west coast diet. In the Clayouquot Sound crab are caught year round. Most other areas used for commercial harvesting of crab are closed for some portions of the year. All Dungeness Crab that are sold must be male, hard shelled, and 165mm across the back (point to point). Females are returned to the water when they are caught so that they can reproduce. All crab molt from there shells and grow a new shell. Every time they does this they get larger. It takes about 5 molts for a crab to be large enough for market.
At Trilogy you can buy:Live Crab, Killed and Cleaned Crab, Cooked Crab, or shucked Crab Meat. All of this is available year round.