Soft Shell Crabs

J&W Seafood is a leader in the processing of Chesapeake Bay Soft Shell Crabs. Our soft shell crabs are electronically graded and sized. The main molt of the soft shell season is historically  marked with the first full moon in May, depending on weather the following 4-6 weeks will represent the bulk of annual production of soft shell crabs.

 Shedding Tank - Soft Shell Crabs

Soft shell shedding

Peeler/molting crabs are brought into our facility where shedding tanks are monitored every hour for crabs that are actively molting.  A staging process is setup for the different molting stages.

 Live Soft Shell Crabs

Grade Options

 Grade Options are as follows:

  • Whales
  • Jumbos
  • Primes
  • Hotels
 Frozen Soft Shell Crabs
 Fried Soft Shell Crabs

If you are interested in finding out more information about our soft shell products please contact us via our Wholesale Connect Form.

Market Forms include:

  • Live
  • Fresh Dressed
  • Fresh Dressed IQF