Our Eastern Canadian Snow Crab Cocktail claws are harvested and processed throughout the Atlantic Provinces (Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island) and Quebec. The Canadian fishing season usually runs from April to November. Snow crabs are taken in traps, commonly referred to as “pots,” on the sandy bottom of the ocean in depths from 30 feet to as far down as 1,500 feet. They are smaller than king crabs and are also known as “Queen” crab. Instead of three sets of legs like the king crab, snow crab has four sets of legs plus two claw arms. Our cocktail claws have half of the claw shells removed (cap-off) to expose the meat. This makes them perfect as a cold appetizer for tipping into a cocktail sauce, but you can also reheat them in steam and dip them in butter!