Quite a few vendors at the International Boston Seafood Show (IBSS) were purveyors of king crabs. I didnt taste any, mostly the displays were not for consumption. That was ok with me because I have never liked these (I prefer blue crabs in Maryland and Texas).
Recently I watched a whole series of TV documentaries called "The Deadliest Catch" which chronicles the huge danger and lives lost in the crab fisheries in the arctic north. After watching that, I respect what they do and I gotta wonder if people who scarf these types of crab have any clue what people go through and how they risk their lives for this delicacy.