The king crab (Paralithodes camtschatica) is one of the largest crab species, famous for its sweet and tender meat.
Our king crab is caught by the local fishing fleet, using the traditional method of crab pots. The live crab is transferred for processing at our factory in Berlevåg Norway, situated right on the harbour near the Barents Sea.
The crab is split, cleaned and graded into various sizes. Thereafter, the king crab sections are frozen in nitrogen for one hour, achieving a better yield result when defrosted. This method preserves the texture and flavour of the meat, leaving no smell or aftertaste from the natural gas nitrogen.
The main season for catching king crabs is from August to November although we have the ability to offer king crab sections most of the year.
The Norwegian king crab lives in the Barents Sea at depths of 400-500 metres. It eats benthic fauna and flora of various kinds. The king crab can weigh up to 8 kg and has a shield width of 23 centimetres.
The raw king crab shell has a dark red colour but when cooked it takes on a delicate orange-red colour. King crab is a delicacy worldwide and can be cooked and served simply as it is, letting the meat's sweetness and flavour do the talking. The meat is also well-suited for salads, soups and many other dishes.
With head office in Nuuk Greenland, Polar Seafood is the largest
privately owned fishing company operating in Greenland.
Polar Seafood is one of Scandinavia's key suppliers of a wide range of seafood products suitable for processors,
wholesalers, caterers and retail customers. Cold-water prawns, Greenland halibut, redfish, cod etc. are caught by
Polar Seafood's own modern trawler fleet.
Our processing factories in Greenland and Denmark are Higher Level BRC.
Polar Seafood Greenland A/S was established in 1984 as the sales and marketing company for a number of independently owned Greenlandic prawn trawlers. Today, Polar Seafood is one of the top seafood exporters in Scandinavia and the largest privately owned company in Greenland.