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Seafood from Norway

Brown crab

Norwegian brown crab is an accessible yet sought-after Norwegian delicacy. It grows slowly in the cold, clear waters of Norway, and its delicate taste and exceptional quality make it a top-shelf ingredient.

Nutritional information

Brown crab is rich in protein, vitamin B12, and selenium.


Catch range

All along the Norwegian coastline.



Norwegian brown crab is in season all year round, but it is at its best during autumn.

The brown crab is the biggest edible crab that occurs naturally in Norwegian waters. In addition to its delicious taste, the brown crab also constitutes a sustainable choice of food. In Norway, they are caught using exclusively tailor-made traps that have virtually no impact on the local environment. Fishermen check in on these traps often, to avoid trapping small or egg-carrying crabs.

With a brown crab at hand, you just need some lemon, mayonnaise, and a piece of white bread for a feast of deliciousness. Those willing to put in more effort will also be well rewarded for putting together salads and pasta dishes with brown crab as the main ingredient. Although you can also pre-rinse crab shells, picking its meat out of its shells has its own charm – and the flavor is definitely worth the effort!

How to buy

Look for the Seafood from Norway logo to buy Brown crab, or ask the employers at the fish counter for Norwegian seafood.