Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) from Atlantic Canada
Snow crab thrives in the icy cold, pristine waters of Eastern Canada. With a hard shell encasing sweet, succulent meat, these snow crab are prized around the world.
Skilled fishers capture the crab in pots, harvesting only prime quality males that meet or exceed the minimum catch site. Females are returned to the water, ensuring a sustainable fishery.
As soon as the snow crab reaches the plant it is processed under exacting standards. To meet customer requirements, Atlantic Canadian Snow Crab is frozen by blast, in brine, or with CO2 or NO2. Atlantic Canada’s Snow Crab comes packaged in a wide selection of products and sizes, frozen and glazed for consistent top quality.
Traditional Size Grades
|Clusters / Sections||3-5 oz (M), 4 up||3 kg – 13.61 kg|
|5-8 oz (L), 8 up (2L)|
|8-10 oz (3L), 10 up (4L|
|Whole – Cooked or Raw||4-10 pieces per pack||3.5 – 5 kg|
|Combo Pack||400 g – 2 kg: 5 lb||10 kg – 17 kg|
|Salad Meat||2 kg: 5 lb|
|Leg Meat||500 g – 2 kg: 5 lb|
|Claws (Cap-off)||9/12: 12/16: 16/20||8.16 kg – 13.61 kg|
|Under 16: 21/25: 26/30: 30/34|
|Speciality Packs||Snap and Eat Clusters/Sections|
Notes: Pack sizes and products vary by processor. Please contact individual processors for specific details. Our processors also pack to meet buyer’s specifications.
Clusters/Sections: shell-on complete shoulder with full shape –5 legs including claw-on first leg.
Whole: shell-on crab in its natural round form.
- Combo – complete extracted leg meat ontop and bottom with salad meat in-between:proportions of salad to leg meat varies:60/40: 70/30: 75/25: 80/20
- Salad Meat – crab shoulder meat and tips.
- Leg meat (merus) – complete extracted leg meat.
Snap and Eat Clusters/Sections: shell-on legs are pre-scored for easy crackingand eating.
Claws (cap-off): upper cap (shell) of the claw is removed foreasy eating.
Split Clusters/Sections: leg shells are partially removed along the lengthto expose the meat.
Harvesting Season: April to November
Average Commercial Weight 1.0 to 1.5 kg
Average Commercial Length 10 cm (carapace)
Nutritional Analysis (per 100 g of steamed meat)
Energy 90 cal
Protein 18.5 gA
Lipids 1.8 gAA
Cholesterol 55 mg
Where To Buy
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- 3T’s Ltd.
- A & L Seafoods
- A B Seafood Specialists
- Allen’s Fisheries Ltd.
- Alliance Seafood Inc.
- Aqua Crab Producers Ltd.
- Aspy Bay Fisheries Limited
- Atlantic Canada Resources Ltd.
- Authentic Canadian Seafood
- Baie Ste. Anne Seafoods (2014) Inc.
- Barry Group Inc.
- Beach Point Processing
- Beothic Fish Processors Ltd.
- BJ Trading & Marketing
- Bluenose Seafood Inc.
- Breakers Fish Co.
- BST Lobster Sales Limited (R,W)
- By the Water Shellfish Inc.
- Cameron Seafoods (2005) Limited
- Canadian Packers Associates Ltd. / Canapak Seafoods
- CanJam Trading Ltd.
- Cape Bald Packers Ltd.
- Capital Seafood International Inc.
- Captain Cooke’s Seafood Inc.
- Captain Dan’s Inc.
- Captain Earl’s Seafood Ltd.
- Ceafood Market
- Ceilidh Fishermen’s Cooperative Ltd.
- Charlesville Fisheries Limited
- Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods Canada
- Choice Atlantic Seafood inc.
- Deep Cove Aqua Farms Ltd.
- Edmond Gagnon Ltd.
- F. Thibault Seafoods
- Fisher King Seafoods Ltd.
- Fisherman’s Market International Inc.
- Fogo Island Co-operative Society Ltd.
- Golden Shell Fisheries Ltd.
- Gourmet Chef Packers Ltd.
- Green Seafoods Ltd.
- H&H Fisheries Limited
- H. Hopkins Ltd.
- Happy Adventure Sea Products (1991) Ltd.
- High Liner Foods Incorporated
- Huskins Fisheries Limited
- Ichiboshi L.P.C. Ltd.
- Independent Fish Harvesters Inc.
- Inlet Seafoods Limited
- International Seafood and Bait Ltd.
- Intervest Trading Company Inc.
- Island Fishermen Cooperative Association Ltd.
- K & N Fisheries Limited
- Kasier Industrial & Marine Limited
- Kildare Fisheries Ltd.
- KMI Seafoods
- L & M Cheticamp Seafoods Ltd.
- Labrador Fishermen’s Union Shrimp Company Ltd.
- Lobster World Inc.
- Lobsters ‘R’ Us Seafood
- Louisbourg Seafoods Ltd.
- M & M Seafoods Limited
- Maritime Marketing Services Inc.
- McGraw Seafood (2008) Inc.
- Mike’s Queen Street Meat Market
- Mime’j Seafoods Limited
- Miscou Fish Products Inc.
- Moncton Fish Market Ltd.
- North Bay Fishermen’s Co-op Ltd.
- North Nova Seafoods Limited
- Notre Dame Seafoods Inc.
- Ocean Blue Fisheries Ltd.
- Ocean Choice International L.P.
- Partner Seafood Inc.
- Pêcheries Baie Chaleurs Fisheries (2012) Inc.
- Pêcheries Bas-Caraquet Fisheries Inc.
- Pecheries Belle Ile Fisheries Ltee Ltd
- Pêcheries St-Paul (1989) Ltée
- Pêcheries Ste-Cécile Inc.
- Pleasant Bay Fish Co. Ltd.
- Premium Seafoods Limited
- Produits Belle Baie Ltée.
- Quin-Sea Fisheries Limited
- Quinlan Brothers Ltd.
- RBN Fisheries Limited
- Rio Import & Export Ltd.
- Royal Star Foods Ltd.
- Sambro Fisheries Limited
- San-Can Fisheries Ltd.
- Sea Harvest Seafood (2019) Ltd.
- St. Anthony Seafoods L.P.
- T & R Marketing
- T. Ito Trading (N.S.) Ltd.
- Team Snow Crab Ltd.
- Terra Vista Ltd.
- TFC Seafood Brokerage
- Torngat Fish Producers Co-operative Society Ltd.
- Trinav Fisheries Consultants Inc.
- TV Fish Inc.
- United Trans Ltd.
- Victoria Co-operative Fisheries Limited
- West Fish Canada Ltd.
- Westmorland Fisheries LTD.
- Whitecap International Seafood Exporters
- World Link Food Distributors Inc.