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New species of crab-Dungeness
Dungeness crab, the sweetest of all crabs, has become the latest crab species that comes from coastal Pacific waters stretching from Alaska to Monterey Bay.
A new species of crab has been enlisted, the Dungeness crab. It has got its name from the town Dungeness, which is located near Sequim, Washington. It is the home of the oldest commercial shellfish fishery on the Pacific Coast. It was in 1848 when the first commercial harvest of Dungeness was done.
Environmental Defence Oceans programme has cleared that in this fishery only adult males are taken. The fishery uses pots and traps made of biodegradable webs and equipped with built-in exits that allow escape of undersize crabs.
According to the programme the Dungeness crab often bury themselves almost completely in sand for protection. They find their prey by probing into the sand with their legs or claws. These crabs can move to any direction and sometimes move quite quickly. Dungeness crab yield higher meat than other crabs so it is the favourite of all eating places. The Dungeness crab is also known for its wonderful texture, its buttery flavour and its relative rarity.
It is most wanted for crab lovers and its demand in the eating places has risen up remarkably this year. It can be served with a little butter, salad and some crusty French bread. Besides, there are various ways to serve Dungeness crab in any season.
WorldFishingToday d. 24-01-2008