Lobsters & crabs

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Your customers appreciate a lunch or dinner with cachet and enjoy dishes with a refined taste and luxurious look. That's exactly what lobsters and crabs offer. Krijn Verwijs ensures you can choose from the best and most beautiful examples all year round. Thanks to our large network, we can supply them whenever you need them.

Provenance

Krijn Verwijs lobsters come from Canada, Scotland, Wales and our own Eastern Scheldt. Canada is a real lobster country. The bays and waters there are a perfect habitat for lobsters and crabs. Because Canada is very large, there will always be an area where it is top season for lobster fishing. And that's where you'll find Krijn Verwijs. The same goes for Europe. In this way, Krijn Verwijs can guarantee delicious fresh lobsters all year round. Likewise for crabs, which we source from the Wadden Sea, the UK and Ireland.

Cultivation and harvest

Lobsters and crabs are not cultivated, they live in natural conditions. Crabs are mostly found on rocky coasts, up to 100 metres deep. They can grow up to 25 cm long and weigh up to 4.5 kg. During the fishing season, they are caught in baskets or drag nets.

Lobsters also like a rocky sea floor. Lobster fishing takes place using lobster pots. In the Eastern Scheldt, the lobster season officially begins on the last Thursday of March and lasts until 15 July.

Processing

After being caught, the lobsters and crabs are taken to Krijn Verwijs, where they are put in a special basin containing purified water from the Eastern Scheldt. Here we mimic natural conditions so that they remain at their best. They stay here for between a few days and a few weeks before being delivered to you.

Packing

The lobsters are first wrapped in damp paper so that they do not dry out. They are then put into waxed reusable boxes, individually or together up to a maximum of 8 kg per box.

Our assortment lobsters & crabs

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  1. The American lobster

    The American lobster (Homarus americanus). This lobster is black in colour and has a delicious flavour and somewhat softer flesh.

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    Fishing areas & availability

    Vangstgebied Canada oostkust
    Jan
    Yes
    Feb
    Yes
    Mrt
    Yes
    Apr
    Yes
    Mei
    Yes
    Jun
    Yes
    Jul
    Yes
    Aug
    Yes
    Sep
    Yes
    Okt
    Yes
    Nov
    Yes
    Dec
    Yes
  2. European lobster

    The European lobster, usually known simply as 'Blue Lobster' because of its bluish shell. The European lobster has slightly firmer flesh and more refined flavour.

    Fishing areas & availability

    Vangstgebied Ierse zee (Ierland en Wales / UK)
    Jan
    Yes
    Feb
    Yes
    Mrt
    Yes
    Apr
    Yes
    Mei
    Yes
    Jun
    Yes
    Jul
    Yes
    Aug
    Yes
    Sep
    Yes
    Okt
    Yes
    Nov
    Yes
    Dec
    Yes
  3. Eastern Scheldt lobster

    The Eastern Scheldt lobster. This is a variant of the European lobster. As the name suggests, it is caught in the Eastern Scheldt. Thanks to a different DNA structure, the Eastern Scheldt lobster has a more refined and milder flavour.

    Fishing areas & availability

    Vangstgebied Oosterschelde en Grevelingen
    Jan
    No
    Feb
    No
    Mrt
    No
    Apr
    Yes
    Mei
    Yes
    Jun
    Yes
    Jul
    Yes
    Aug
    No
    Sep
    No
    Okt
    No
    Nov
    No
    Dec
    No
  4. Noordzee Krab

    De Noordzee krabben zijn afkomstig uit de Waddenzee, Engeland en Ierland. 

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    Fishing areas & availability

    Vangstgebied Ierland en Waddenzee
    Jan
    Yes
    Feb
    Yes
    Mrt
    Yes
    Apr
    Yes
    Mei
    Yes
    Jun
    Yes
    Jul
    Yes
    Aug
    Yes
    Sep
    Yes
    Okt
    Yes
    Nov
    Yes
    Dec
    Yes