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Seafood from Norway

Snow crab

Norwegian snow crab grows slowly and is sustainably harvested with crab pots far out in the cold, clear Arctic waters. With its white, soft, and sweet crabmeat, Norwegian snow crab provides a delicious seafood experience.

Nutritional information

Snow crab is rich in protein, omega-3s,  calcium, and selenium.

Catch range

The Norwegian Snow crab fishery is located in the Northeastern Barents Sea and in the Svalbard zone.


Fishing for Norwegian snow crab is done all year round, except the conservation period between July to October due to their shell change. 

As the name suggests, the snow crab lives in the wintery, cold waters of the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean, the North Pacific, and the Barents Sea, preferring temperatures below 3°C. They are caught using crab pots, which are placed on the seabed for a few days before they are retrieved.

The rise in popularity of the snow crab is due to its tasty, snow-white meat. It is very reminiscent of the king crab, but it has a slightly sweeter and more succulent flesh. The meat in the legs is firmer and well suited to serve au gratin, grilled, or in a wok with sliced vegetables and a spicy Asian sauce. No wonder more and more restaurants around the world are looking to get their claws into the Norwegian snow crab.