Monday, March 09, 2015

National Crabmeat Day, In the News, and Enjoy

National Crabmeat Day - Today is National Crabmeat Day!

National Crabmeat Day is an American food holiday that is celebrated on March 9. It is a day dedicated to crab meat and all of the recipes it is related to, such as crab cakes and crab bisques.

The blue crab is a type of crab commonly used for the production of processed crab meat. The blue crab is also the state crustacean of Maryland. The annual amount of blue crab harvested from the Chesapeake Bay make up fifty percent of the total landings in Maryland's commercial fisheries.

Although the history and origins of National Crabmeat Day are unknown, the commercial harvesting of blue crabs began in the mid-1800s in the Chesapeake Bay area. The word Chesapeake is a Susquehanock term for "great shellfish bay." The blue crab was designated as the state crustacean of Maryland in 1989. Blue crabs are also harvested near Florida and near gulf states like Texas.

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