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 usually is 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.  Grade Options are as follows:


  • Whales
  • Jumbos
  • Primes
  • Hotels

Market Forms include: Live, Fresh Dressed, Fresh Dressed IQF