Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) from Canada’s Gulf of St Lawrence are the most highest regarded of all Snow Crab, due to their renown bright red colours and clean shells (often referred to as the Ferrari of Snow Crabs), which has made them a preference for US & Japanese markets. They are rich & sweet in taste with a delicate texture.
All Snow Crab processed by Captain Dans is 100% Wild Caught.
Annual catch quota is issued by the Canadian Government (Fisheries and Oceans Canada DFO) separately for First Nations (Traditional) & for Commercial Production. Commercial Production includes the areas of New Brunswick, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The fishery is highly managed & regulated and has maintained MSC accreditation. It is rated as highly effective by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.
Production is by a HACCP based QA system and is Independently Audited. Product is processed only from live crabs, cooked by a continuous steam injection system and then frozen by continuous brine freezing, blast, CO2 or NO2, depending on the individual product specification.
Gulf of St Lawrence and regional zones, Canada
April - July
Limited Entry & Fully Managed Quota Fishery,
MSC Certified Fishery
HACCP, EU approved
Trap Caught only
Cooked Cluster (FROZEN), 30lb net, set weight, glaze protected
3-5oz, 5-8oz, 8-10oz, 10-12oz, 12oz+
Clusters are fully cooked and cleaned, as a ‘ready to eat’ product. Each cluster has 4 walking legs & 1 claw arm