Fresh Seafood Direct from the Sea,  Sarasota, Florida

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Summer peak is the best time to buy crab. The best way to store a blue crab is in cool, moist packaging. While producers suggest that the shelf life for soft-shell crabs is 5 - 6 days that includes all of the shipping and processing time; In the Midwest a shelf life of 2 - 3 days can be expected; and on the West Coast a shelf life of 1 - 2 days can be expected. 

Blue Crab (1 doz.)

  • Blue crab is one of Florida's top 10 seafood products in dockside value and ranks in the top five in terms of pounds harvested. The blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) has a dark green or olive green hard shell and five pairs of bright blue legs. The undersides of the body and legs are white.