I am a seafood lover. I love all type of seafood especially King Crab leg because of one obvious reason – the meat is very delicious. However, there is another reason and that is I don’t get to eat King Crab that very often because it is so expensive. For years, I do not know why King Crab is so pricy when compared to other type of crabs such as snow crab or rock crab. Today, I decided to head over to the internet and did a little research to find some answers. From what I gathered online via Reddit, Wikipedia and Business Insider, these are a few reasons why King Crab is the more expensive than other crabs,
King crab is dangerous to catch. Harvesting season starts in the Fall in Alaska and lasts for only a month or two. The crabs are caught in rough and freezing water.
Supply is limited due to strict quota.
King crab can’t be bred like fish because it takes a crab 7-9 years to get big enough to eat.
Our frozen king crab legs are size 9/12. Prices fluctuate between $24/lb to $28/lb. Unfortunately, they are only available for pick up locally due to the high cost of overnight shipping.