Snow Crab – Chionoecetes Opilio
The snow crab is a coldwater species that is caught in the northwest Atlantic Ocean as well as the northeast Pacific Ocean. The crab feeds on bottom-dwelling creatures and plants. It is said that the snow crab name originates from the white-as-snow looking flesh, which is quite light and fresh. In comparison to the king crab, the flesh is sweeter and more fibrous. The male crab is usually larger than the female and it can reach a shell width of 16.5 cm.
Snow crab fishing is carried out from April to August and there is a broad product range. Live crab, clusters, legs and claws are the main products. Snow crab is especially rich in protein, vitamins, iron and calcium.
Main catching season
April – August
3-5oz, 5-8oz, 8-10oz, 10-12oz, 12oz+
9kg, 10kg, 15kg
600g, 800g, 1kg