Name Alaskan and Norwegian King Crab
Season November to June
Size(s) 4 lbs – 15 lbs
Packing Varies dependant on the size
Red King Crab
Our red king crab is the largest of the Alaskan crabs. While the average size varies year to year, it is in the neighborhood of 6.5 lbs. The majority of red king crab is caught in the Bering Sea/Bristol Bay area. The fishing season is from October 15th until the catch quota is reached, usually by the end of November. Norton Sound Red King crab is a smaller species of red king with an average size of about 2.7 lbs. It is caught in the waters off of Nome and Unalakleet, Alaska. This is the only summertime red king crab fishery which opens between June 15th and July 1st and closes by the end of August.