The snow crab is a coldwater species collected in the northwest Atlantic and northeast Pacific oceans. Bottom-dwelling organisms and plants are eaten by the crab. It is thought that the snow crab got its name from its white-as-snow flesh, which is light and fresh. The flesh is sweeter and more fibrous than that of the king crab. The male crab is often larger than the female, with a shell width of 16.5 cm.
Main catching season
April – August
3-5oz, 5-8oz, 8-10oz, 10-12oz, 12oz+
9kg, 10kg, 15kg
600g, 800g, 1kg