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In the 1930s, when Herb Nelsonís sons, Melvin, Ernest and Ray, decided they wanted to brave the stormy bar of Willapa Bay to go fishing for Dungeness crab, there was one small problem: they had nowhere to sell their catch. While that was enough to stop other fishermen it didnít stop the Nelsons. To Herb, and his other son Chris, the answer was simple: build a cannery.

In 1934, Nelson Crab and Oyster opened their doors of the first crab cannery on the West Coast. Located in the little village of Tokeland, on a spit at the north end of the pristine Willapa Bay National Wildlife refuge on the Washington coast, Nelson Crab, Inc. today is run by Kristi, Chrisí daughter, the third generation of Nelsons to operate the business.

Over the years, Nelson Crab has built its reputation on taking the extra time and effort to produce only the best, all-natural, wild seafood from the Pacific Northwest. Our signature products include Dungeness crab, wild salmon and albacore tuna. Fresh, frozen or canned, we use no preservatives or chemicals in our seafood. Pure, natural wild seafood Ė nothing tastes better.

Delivered directly from the processor to your table, Nelson Seatreats® are an excellent year-round source for the finest in fresh, frozen, smoked and canned seafood. In addition to bringing you many quality products including Dungeness Crab Feeds for any size gathering, Nelson Crab also offers custom smoking and canning.

Our Historic Cannery Seafood Market is open daily, from 9-5. Please come on down and pay us a visit in our beautiful fishing village and see all that Tokeland has to offer.

For your convenience, we offer secure online ordering using industry-standard SSL encryption on Yahoo! Store servers. For phone orders, please call our toll-free number
1-800-262-0069
(9:00AM - 5:00PM PST daily).

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Dungeness Crabmeat
Tiny Cold Water Shrimp
Fancy Wild Chinook (King)
Dungeness Crabmeat

Tiny Cold Water Shrimp

Fancy Wild Chinook (King)

Smoked King Salmon
Nelson's Tuna Taster
Smoked King Salmon

Nelson's Tuna Taster



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