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Norwegian Red King Crab

Shipped live, or cooked and frozen

Norwegian Red King Crab (Paralitodes Camcaticus) is a fairly new species along the Norwegian coast. It was originally set out by Russia in 1964 in the Russian part of the Barent Sea.

During the 50 years that have passed, the species have spread and are today considered an ordinary part of the fisheries in Finnmark.

The catching of Red King Crab is a subject to quotas set by the Norwegian government, and in line with the country’s sustainability criteria. The Crab are caught close to the coast and within the fjords of Finnmark, by local fishermen in small wessels.

Depending on the quota-situation we are purchasing 300 – 1.000 tons of Norwegian Red King Crab each year. In the course of the last few years a majority of this volume have been shipped live, and according to the present outlook, this trend seems to continue growing throughout the coming seasons.

The manufactured Red King Crab equals roughly 40 % of our company’s total volume of crab. Our Norwegian King Crab is manufactured under strict quality controls, and we deliver both raw and cooked cluster. The production period, from live Crab to cooked, packed, deep-freezed and finally stored, takes approx. 1,5 hours. The rapid production time explain the highly rated quality we receive from our main market, Japan.

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