Cromer crab

[English] plural Cromer crabs

Cromer, in the north of Norfolk, on the cold waters of the North Sea, is where the Cromer crab, a small brown crab, is named for. Around May they are their very best, succulent and sweet. It is the edible brown crab, common in British waters, but are subject to smaller Minimum Landing Sizes, at 115 mm (4.5 in), rather than the 140 mm (5.5 in) dictated in most the of the range. It is illegal to land female crabs in berry and it is felt that the edible brown crab is probably overfished in British waters, though most are exported live to France and Spain.

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