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Catch

A trip out on the lake in one of our boats always includes review of safety (float / rescue suits) behavior of boating etc. Read more about this here >>

We are leaving for a short briefing on safety and rescue equipment with our guide out into the bay with our RIB, to haul up crab pots.
Our guide will always tell and show how this is done.

The trip, excitement and preparation of camtschatica crab.

 

 

 

Background:

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Camtschatica crab, or "Russian crab" is very prevalent in the north. It was already in the 1930s the Russians began research on king crab in Moscow. This research did not succeed before the beginning of the 1960s.

The first king crab in Norway was caught in 1977. It had gotten caught in a halibut yarn "Klubbvika" in the Varanger Fjord.

The specimen weighed 6.3 kg.

 

King crab can be over 1.5 meters in diameter and weigh 12 kg. It grows slowly and is first sexually mature at the age of crabb_o10-12 years but can in turn be up to 30 years old. King crabs thrive at depths from 5 to 300 feet and water temperatures of 2 to 7 degrees, making the Norwegian coast favorite for this species.