The snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) is becoming increasingly popular, not least due to the low content of fat and calories but also the high protein levels. It has much in common with the larger king crab, possessing a fine white meat with a firm texture and delicate flavour which both characterise the snow crab.
Polar Seafood is producing snow crab in Greenland and Norway. In Greenland, the snow crab is caught by small fishing boats, using the traditional method of crab pots, before being processed into sections at our snow crab factory in Nuuk. In Norway, the production takes place at sea on factory vessels operating in the Barents Sea.
We freeze our snow crab sections in brine and grade them into various sizes. The most common snow crab size for both Greenland and Norway is 5-8oz although they can be seen as large as 14oz+ in Norway.
The snow crab can be found all the way from West Greenland to the Gulf of Maine. It lives in water depths from 20 metres down to more than 300 metres. The habitat is often identical to that of prawns which often constitutes a challenge in avoiding fishing gear collisions.
Cooked snow crab is very versatile in the kitchen. It is popular to eat just as it comes, perhaps with a squeeze of lemon and a dash of mayonnaise but 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.