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Many different species of crab are eaten worldwide, and some MSC certified sustainable crab is now available. Each species has different characteristics, but generally crab has a delicious, sweet-flavoured and firm meat.
Whole-cooked crabs make a delicious and simple meal while recipes from around the world use fresh or canned crab in different ways - crab soups (France), crab cakes (US) and Masala crab (Asia).
Always look for the ecolabel when shopping or dining out to ensure you're buying certified sustainable seafood.
Where to buy sustainable crab
Use our Where to buy search to find shops and restaurants selling sustainable crab near you.