Nofima reports

Rapport/Report 29/2016 - English summary

Siikavuopio, Sten Ivar; Dragøy, Ragnhild; Olsen, Stein Harris; Thesslund, Tina H.E.; Hustad, Anette; Mortensen, Atle

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima AS

Issue: 29/2016

Number of pages: 10

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 978-82-8296-400-5

Open Access: green


The experiments show that the adult male snow crab in commercial size can for at least 2 months in temperature regimes from 1 to 5 °C. The snow crab have low metabolism that gives a low energy requirements. Our recommendation is to cool down the water to snow crabs in the summer and fall when the temperatures get above 5 °C to ensure the best possible animal welfare.