The Giant Crab (Pseudocarcinus gigas) is wild caught in the Southern Ocean and is unique to the southern waters of Australia. They live on the edge of the continental shelf at an average depth of between 140 to 270 metres, in cold water temperatures. The cold waters of the Southern Ocean provides an excellent environment for the Giant Crab. The crabs are highly prized throughout Asia for their excellent taste, texture and culinary value.

Ocean to plate

Once unloaded from the fishing vessels the live Giant Crabs are placed into refrigerated sea-water held at 10-12°C, slowing the metabolism and prevents stress of the crab. When exported the live Giant Crabs are packed with insulation and ice-packs into polystyrene boxes sealed with tape. When they land into their destination, the importer re-tanks the live lobster back into refrigerated saltwater.


Grade Weight range
Small  <3.0kg
Medium 3.0-5.0kg
Large 5.0kg+

*Giant Crabs are only sold live