portland shellfish crabs

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The finest lobster in the world. Well you tell him if he isn't!

Live Portland Crab and Lobster

The finest and happiest live crab and lobster you can buy - born to a wild life in Portland's swirling waters.

Live Crab - Cancer pagurus
Live Lobster - Homarus gammarus

If only they could talk! They would tell you how much they love our coastline and sea bed, it is rough and tough and crab and lobster thrive in this marine rich environment, developing perfect flavour and texture.

Portland is unusual, go to the 'Bill' on a calm summer's day and watch the sea boil. The 'Race' as it is known locally, is a slightly unnerving spectacle, especially if you are in it. Essentially it is the meeting of seven tidal streams that results in a maelstrom of swirling water which acts as a conveyor of food for the crustacea we sell to you.

Portland and Weymouth skippers take exceptional care with their catch and have been governed by local laws for over a century. Strict minimum landing sizes mean that nothing is landed undersize, resulting in a sustainable and economically viable fishery. It's a system which works and is good for everyone involved in our industry.

We grade to your requirements; you want chunky crab meat? No problem, we sell crab up to three kilos in weight. Portion size to crack with friends? easy, 800g is perfect. Over many years the optimum size for lobster has shown to be 6-800g; you want 500 lobsters for a banquet, graded professionally? It's what we do.