Shellfish Clam Abalone Shrimp Crab Oysters Octopus Scallops Clam (Geoduck, Horse, Razor Steamer, Littleneck) Alaska’s clam resources are largely undeveloped, although the fishery for hard- and soft-shell clams is growing. Two certified beaches now support fisheries for the Pacific razor clam (Siliqua platula) and several species of hard-shell clams. Abalone This firm-fleshed, mild-tasting mollusc (Haliotiskamtschatkana), is harvested by divers, primarily in Southeast Alaska waters. It is available seasonally in fresh form, and is also available frozen whole-in-shell, or vacuum-packed (meat only). Shrimp (Coonstripe, Pink, Sidestripe, Spot) The Alaska shrimp harvest is comprised of four different species:coon-stripe (Pandalus hypsinotus) pink (Pandalus borealis) sidestripe ( (Pandalus dispar) spot (Pandalus platyceros) . The small pink shrimp make up the majority of Alaska’s shrimp production and are ideal for appetizers or main courses. Alaska prawns are commonly frozen raw in-shell, either in blocks or Individually Quick Frozen in bags or pouches. Caranguejo (Real, de Dungeness, das Neves, Peludo) King Crab(Paralithodes camtschatica) is the largest species caught in Alaska waters and the major production comes from the Bering Sea and the Aleutians. Dungeness Crab(Cancer magister) are smaller than kings, and their legs are shorter than snow crab. The meat is flaky and almost sweet. Snow Crab(Chionoecetes opilio / Chionoecetes bairdi) average 2-4 pounds and have a sweet, subtle flavor. Hair Crab(Erimacrus isenbeckii) is caught off the Pribilofs and Dutch Harbor area and is shipped live to Japan. Crab reaches the market as cooked legs and claws, split cooked legs and claws, broiler and cocktail claws, portioned packa Oysters Common names: Pacific oyster, oyster Identification: Gray to purple, cupped shell with deep groves radiating from hinge, meat with mauve or white oyster muscle scar. Range: Southern California to Kachemak Bay. Season and Catch Methods: Year round although individual farms may have periods, usually in the winter, when oysters are not available. Raised in suspended culture. Size: Shell lengths 2 to 5 in. Octopus Giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) is the largest octopus species in the world. Its habitat ranges along the continental shelf of the north Pacific, from southern California north to the Gulf of Alaska, along the Aleutian Islands and south to Japan, at depths ranging from intertidal to 750 meters. In Alaska, giant Pacific octopus are caught in pots (traps), mostly in the Gulf of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Alaskan processors remove eyes, beaks and sometimes the head (“hood”), freeze in IQF or pan-frozen formats, and bag the octopus in plastic or paper. The most common size ranges for Alaskan octopus are: • 12-16 kg each • 16-20 kg each • over 20 kg each http://marine.alaskapacific.edu/octopus/factsheet.html Scallops Scallops (Patinopecten caurinus) are harvested almost year-roun They are available fresh, or frozen in 5 lb.blocks, Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) 5lb. poly bags, and 5lb. flat packs (11x14x1). Typical size 10-20 and 20-30 count, but this may vary.