Seafood Products

RED KING CRAB


Red king crab is the largest and most common species of the Alaskan king crab species and accounts for 75% of the Alaska catch, with more than 90% of that caught in Bristol Bay. Alternatively, golden king crab is the smallest of the Alaskan king crab species and is found mostly in the Aleutian Islands. King crab is low in saturated fat and a good source of vitamin B12, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and selenium. It has fleshy claws and legs with sweet, rich meat, and crab caught later in the year tends to have a higher meat fill. King crab is sold as sections, claws, legs, and split legs bandsawed down the middle.

Most king crab is delivered live to shore-based processors and cooked while live and then brine frozen; some king crab is processed on board catcher processors. Some buyers say that shore-based processors use more fresh water than fishermen who process onboard, resulting in a less salty product. Glaze for king crab should be 3-5% so it’s recommended that periodic glaze tests be done on crab legs to make sure you’re not paying for water. Be sure to check that the count is correct; king crab are graded by the number of walking legs per 10 pounds. Hence, a 20-pound box of 9/12 count king crab should contain 18 - 24 walking legs. Industry standard king crab packs contain 1.5 pounds of "broken" crab per 20lb. box.

Buyer beware: Russia export data for king crab doesn't acknowledge product going to the U.S. and in 2013 it is estimated that 65% of king crab sold in the U.S. came from Russia, often labeled as "Alaska king crab."


 

RED KING CRAB LEGS


Storing - Fresh king crab should be refrigerated immediately and served within 2 days of arrival. Left-over king crab (which is rare) should be used within a couple days of your meal. A tip for extending the shelf life a bit is to place a bag of ice on top of the crab (be sure the storage pan is deep enough to hold the ice melt, and that the crab is not left to "drown" in a pool of water).Packaging - Our fresh Alaska red king crab is pre-cooked & and kept chilled until shipped overnight. It is wrapped in bubble wrap prior to shipping and kept chilled within a styrofoam box during transport.


 

FROZEN LOBSTERS


We offer a wide variety of whole frozen lobster. We provide our customers with raw or blanched frozen lobster ranging in size from 1 lb. to 6+ lbs. We offer a wide variety of packaging options, including our 10 lb. wholesale box and our new retail twin pack. Ready Seafood has the unique ability to service retail, wholesale, and food service companies worldwide.


 

LIVE LOBSTERS


We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality Maine and Canadian lobsters. All of our lobsters are harvested by independent lobstermen and women in the Gulf of Maine and Canadian Maritimes. At Ready Seafood, our two tank-one touch system ensures that each lobster is only handled once so that they arrive fresh with their tails flipping and claws snapping.We ship to all destinations worldwide. No order is too big or too small and we offer a wide variety of packaging options to meet our customers needs.


 

RED SHRIMPS


Description:

Common Name: Crystal Red Shrimp, Red Bee Shrimp, Red Diamond Shrimp
Scientific name: Caridina cf Cantonesis
Wild Origin: China and Hong Kong
Maximum Size: 2 – 3 cm or 0.8 – 1.2 inch

Crystal Red Shrimp Care:
Tank Parameters Required:
pH – 6.0-6.8
gH – 3-6
kH – 0-1
TDS – 100-200
Temperature – 18-25C or 64 – 78F

Temperament: Omnivore/Non aggressive
Breeding: Easy
Difficulty: Easy


 

WHITE SHRIMPS


We care about high quality shrimp with strong genetic lines. At Shrimp Corner strive to breed high quality shrimp. We continuously selected breed all the species that we sell, picking out the highest quality shrimp to breed to strengthen & improving the gene.


 

LIVE MUD CRABS


Description: Available wild-caught (though research into aquaculture is ongoing), these are marine and estuarine coastal dwellers that can tolerate low salinity for extended periods, preferring shallow water with a muddy bottom in mangroves, sheltered estuaries and tidal flats (though females with eggs are often found well offshore). Found around most of the Australian coast from NSW north around to Shark Bay, WA; most of the commercial catch is from Queensland and NT, with some also from NSW. Caught in pots, drop nets and dillies.

Other names:
Black crab, green crab, mangrove crab, muddie, muddy, green crab (Giant); brown mud crab (Orange).

Size and Weight:
Commonly about 17cm in carapace width and 500g-1kg, but can grow to 28cm and 3kg. Size restrictions vary from state to state.


 

KING PRAWNS / BLACK TIGER KING PRAWNS


Black Tiger shrimp, aka “King of Prawns” are the most widely distributed and commercially marketed shrimp in the world. In the wild, Black Tiger are harvested along coastlines from the southern tip of Africa to the Sea of Japan. However, about 80 percent of the black tigers on the market are farmed with the majority raised in Asian countries and 30% in Latin America which makes them available year round.

Unlike cold water shrimp, whose meat can be watery and sometimes taste bland, warm water Black Tiger shrimp have a distinctly bold, sweet, firm-textured meat that has earned them the honour of being called the ‘poor man’s lobster’.


 

VANNAMEI SHRIMPS


Rostrum moderately long with 7-10 dorsal and 2-4 ventral teeth. In mature males petasma symmetrical and semi-open. Spermatophores complex, consisting of sperm mass encapsulated by sheath. Mature female has open thelycum. Six nauplii, three protozoeal, and three mysis stages. Coloration normally translucent white, but can change depending on substratum, feed and water turbidity. Maximum size 23 cm, with maximum CL of 9 cm. Females commonly faster growing and larger than males.


 

SQUIDS


SQUID BIO

SCIENTIFIC NAMES:
Loligo opalescens
Illex illecebrosus
Illex argentinus
Dosidicus gigas – Humboldt squid

AKA:
Calamari
Loligo: California market squid
Illex: Northern Shortfin Squid or Argentine Squid
Humboldt squid – Giant squid, Jumbo squid, jumbo flying squid, pota or diablo rojo

PROMINENT FEATURES:

Like all other cephalopod mollusks – Squid have a distinct head, bilateral symmetry, a mantle, and arms. The Squid’s body consists of eight arms and two tentacles. The long tubular shaped body is the mantle. The Squids’ mouth is nestled in between the arms. Squid range in length from one inch to six feet. There are over 300 species of Squid that can be found in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans – geographic range varies for each species.

Loligo is the generic name for several sub-species – the most abundant are referred to as California Market Squid (Loligo opalescens). There are also Atlantic Loligo species – though few in comparison to the Pacific species. Loligo species are most commonly found in the Pacific Ocean – ranging from Baja, California to Southeastern Alaska. The most abundant populations are between Baja and Monterey Bay, California – these populations are referred to as California Market Squid (Loligo opalescens). This is the squid that you will generally find in our one and 5 lb packages.

Northern Shortfin Squid is found in the Atlantic Ocean – ranging from Newfoundland to Florida. Argentine Squid is found off the east coast of South America – near Argentina and the Falkland Islands. The Illex squid is darker in color, larger and tougher than the Loligo. We offer Illex squid in 1 lb , 5 lb and bulk.

Argentine Squid is one of several species of imported squid that we refer to as “Swordfish Squid” due to the size. We sell these squid in small packs as well as bulk packaging.

The Humboldt squid, is a large, predatory squid living in the waters of the Humboldt Current in the eastern Pacific Ocean. They can travel at a speed of 15 mph and are extremely aggressive and fast growing. Our squid wings and Squid Bits are produced from the “Red Devil” squid.

FISHY FACTS:

Squid propel themselves tail-first through the water by pumping water through valves located near their head. Squid is so enticing to fish that professional sport fisherman will go so far as to paint squids on the bottoms of their boats because they are not allowed to chum during certain tournaments.

USES:

Squid is one of the most versatile baits to use. Anything that will bite a hook can be caught with squid. Squid can be used cut, whole – and may be used as a terminal bait or trolled.

PACKAGE FORMS:

1 lb vacuum bag
1 lb box
5 lb vacuum bag
5 lb box
Squid Bits – 10 oz bags
Packed individually
Bulk packaging

NOTE : PACKAGING AS PER BUYER’S REQUEST


 

SQUID WHOLE


Larger and small sizes available

California squid (Loligo opalescens)

AKA: Calamari

Like all other cephalopod mollusks – Squid have a distinct head, bilateral symmetry, a mantle, and arms. The Squid’s body consists of eight arms and two tentacles. The long tubular shaped body is the mantle. The Squid’s mouth is nestled in between the arms. Squid range in length from one inch to six feet. There are over 300 species of Squid that can be found in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans – geographic range varies for each species.

Loligo is the generic name for several sub-species – the most abundant are referred to as California Market Squid (Loligo opalescens). There are also Atlantic Loligo species – though few in comparison to the Pacific species. Loligo species are most commonly found in the Pacific Ocean – ranging from Baja, California to Southeastern Alaska. The most abundant populations are between Baja and Monterey Bay, California – these populations are referred to as California Market Squid (Loligo opalescens). This is the squid that you will generally find in our one and 5 lb packages.

Uses: Squid is one of the most versatile baits to use. Anything that will bite a hook can be caught with squid. Squid can be used cut, whole and may be used as a terminal bait or trolled.

NOTE : PACKAGING AS PER BUYER’S REQUEST


 

SQUID WING


Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas)

AKA: Calamari

• Brand: All Frozen Foods
• Size: 2 – 10kg slabs
• Case Size: 44lb bulk
• Importer:Aylesworth’s Fish & Bait

Humboldt squid – Giant squid, Jumbo squid, jumbo flying squid, pota or diablo rojo. Like all other cephalopod mollusks – Squid have a distinct head, bilateral symmetry, a mantle, and arms. The Squid’s body consists of eight arms and two tentacles. The long tubular shaped body is the mantle. The Squid’s mouth is nestled in between the arms. Squid range in length from one inch to six feet. There are over 300 species of Squid that can be found in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans – geographic range varies for each species.

The Humboldt squid, is a large, predatory squid living in the waters of the Humboldt Current in the eastern Pacific Ocean. They can travel at a speed of 15 mph and are extremely aggressive and fast growing. Our squid wings and Squid Bits are produced from the “Red Devil” squid.

Uses: Squid is one of the most versatile baits to use. Anything that will bite a hook can be caught with squid. Squid can be used cut, whole and may be used as a terminal bait or trolled.

NOTE : PACKAGING AS PER BUYER’S REQUEST.


 

Large (Swordfish)


Swordfish Squid (Illex argentines)

AKA: Calamari

Like all other cephalopod mollusks – Squid have a distinct head, bilateral symmetry, a mantle, and arms. The Squid’s body consists of eight arms and two tentacles. The long tubular shaped body is the mantle. The Squid’s mouth is nestled in between the arms. Squid range in length from one inch to six feet. There are over 300 species of Squid that can be found in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans – geographic range varies for each species.

Argentine Squid is one of several species of imported squid that we refer to as “Swordfish Squid” due to the size. We sell these squid in small packs as well as bulk packaging.

Uses: Squid is one of the most versatile baits to use. Anything that will bite a hook can be caught with squid. Squid can be used cut, whole and may be used as a terminal bait or trolled.