UNIQUE HERITAGE SNOW CRAB
Regardless of your resources and years of experience, the crab can only be as good as itself.
We have been blessed with the rare occurrence of a sea to fish in, whom is untouched by human pollution such as plastic and oil spills. This ensures the crab consumes necessary nutrients to grow with greatly reduced risk of contamination from bacterias or other parasites.
The weather conditions in the Barents is not for the faint of heart.
- On the contrary, humans contribute to the Barents sea -
The quota is strictly regulated by law and enforced by the Norwegian coast guard, this to uphold the Ministry of the Environment integrated plan for sustainability. This plan provides framework for commercial and other activities in the area and a basis for a management regime designed to prevent pressures on ecosystems from exceeding sustainable levels.
Thus, ensuring long-term relationships with our clients.
It is not a commonly known fact, but snow crab is also known as queen crab, more a term mentioned in the industry rather than the public. Hopefully in 2020 we will be able to set out the queen and appreciate its characteristics for this beginning of a new decade.
Now of course this does not mean there isn't male Queen crabs, they are in fact the only ones we catch.
And so, we depend on the female population to be let back into the water, laying
up to 150,000 eggs after mating.
Females have slightly shorter legs and a less wide waist around the body, and the meat is thought to be slightly more dense in texture. With no difference to the actual taste.
More than a hundred thousand kilos of snow crab from Tromsbas has been
sent to the Asian market, more specifically Japan.
They have been a long time dedicated recipient of Snow crabs from the Barents and are known for their high-standards and requirements on what good quality seafood is.
We hope to spread our reach and share this beautiful delicacy with all of the five continents in the next decade.
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On their march from the Bering sea and canadian waters, the snow crab has had its genetic properties altered.
We know today that the crabs we catch on the border between the Norwegian sea and Barents, have a higher level of protein.
It's still fairly early to say what the exact differences are, however researchers and environmentalists are keeping an eye on the development.