Antarctic (Chilean) King Crab

King Crab meat is delicate & sweet, and one of the most attractive with its snow white meat and scarlet red membrane. The shell is thin and easy to cut giving one of the highest meat/shell ratio of all crabs.

Snowland King Crabs are packed only from premium live quality crabs with meat fills no less than 80% and generally as high as 90-95%. Unlike most other cooked King Crab products from Chile, Snowland’s King Crabs are cooked by a steam injected continuous system ensuring individual target cooking and chilling for the highest quality standards.

Snowland is one the largest producers in southern Chile and carries one of the best known brands and quality reputations of the industry. Snowland’s largest facility is located in Puerto Williams, Cape Horn and is the southern-most processing plant in the world.

The Chilean King Crab fishery is fully managed by SERNAPESCA, the governing body for all fishing activity. Capture and landings are tightly controlled under stringent environmental standards in support of environmental sustainability and species protection policies enforced by Chile’s Sernapesca organization under the Fisheries and Aquaculture Act.

The species Lithodes santolla refers to all King Crab caught in the southern half of South America, of which there are 4 common -species. Our Crab, which is caught in region XII may also be referred to as Lithodes antarcticus and is identified as the largest of the subspecies and the brightest red. As such it is also the most popular.

100% of Snowland’s Ice Crabs are wild caught.

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Catch Details:

  • Limited Entry & Fully Managed Fishery,
  • Catch Region XII (Antarctic Zone)
  • Factory 1 : Puerto Williams – Navarino Island, Cape Horn
  • Factory 2 : Punta Arenas
  • HACCP, EU Registered
  • Trap Caught only, by licenced artisanal fishers only


Whole Raw (FROZEN), 10-12kg net, catch weight, glaze protected

  • 1000/1100, 1100/1200, 1200/1300, 1300/1400

Whole Cooked (FROZEN) 10-12kg net, catch weight, glaze protected

  • 800/900, 900/1000, 1000/1100, 1100/1200, 1200/1300, 1300/1400… 3400/3600+

Raw Cluster (FROZEN), 10kg or 12kg net, set weight, glaze protected

  • 350/400, 400/500, 500/600, 600/800, 800/1000, 1000/1200, 1200/1400

Cooked Cluster (FROZEN), 10kg or 12kg net, set weight, glaze protected

  • 350/400, 400/500, 500/600, 600/800, 800/1000, 1000/1200, 1200/1400

Cooked Meat (FROZEN), 30lb net (6 x 5lb), set weight, Vacuum Packed Block

  • Body and Legs
  • All legs