Pontchartrain Crab

Callinectes sapidus

Common Names: Blue Crab, Atlantic Blue Crab, Chesapeake Blue Crab,

AVAILABILITY Fresh

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Year Round

CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN

Pot/Trap; Louisiana, USA

SIZING

Jumbo Lump
Lump
Special
Claw
Cocktail Claw

FLAVOR PROFILE

Sweet, clean flavor with a delicate texture. Medium fat content. All lump sizes range in color from bright to dull white. Claw meat is white with a burgundy outside.

COOKING TECHNIQUES

Ready to serve.

PRODUCT INFO

Pontchartrain Blue Crab was established in 1996 as a seafood
processor with a focus on supporting the local commercial fishermen,
preservation of the traditional way of life so unique to
southeast Louisiana and sustainable fishing practices. Since our
early years, Pontchartrain Blue Crab has grown substantially –
from four employees to over 90. This growth has continued our
primary focus of supplying our customers with premium blue
crab products. Our experienced, well-trained personnel,
combined with our unique processing techniques, assure consistent
quality season after season, year after year.

Located on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana in the
heart of our country’s most productive estuary system, we are
ideally located to source abundant supplies of premium seafood.
The Louisiana Blue Crab Fishery received MSC full-assessment in
2012, the first blue crab fishery to receive this certification. This
makes Pontchartrain Blue Crab your “go-to” source for sustainable
blue crab meat and related products.

After the hurricane season of 2005 ravaged our facilities and the
entire Louisiana and Mississippi gulf coast regions, Ponchartrain
Blue Crab returned, rebuilt and reopened in less than one year.
Thanks to all of our understanding customers and vendors who
worked close with us and the work ethic of our
dedicated employees, Pontchartrain Blue
Crab has survived, and now continues to
thrive in today’s market.