Interesting that the crabs in Gulf of Mexico are the same species as the ones in Maryland. A lot of restaurants advertise Maryland crabs but the Feds did DNA testing on them and they were Asian crabs at most places. Traced back to a distributor that was selling Asian crabs as Maryland crab meat. The owner had to go to jail. Now if they sell you Gulf of Mexico crab meat and call it Maryland crab there really is no way to test to make sure they are telling the truth as they don't have unique DNA between the two places.