Last month, the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries increased the total allowable catch (TAC) for king crab at 2,375 metric tons for 2023 -- a 28 percent increase on last year.
But despite a hole in the crab market left by closures in Alaska, trade for both frozen and live Norwegian king crab has been a challenge, according to Josefine Voraa, shellfish lead at the Norwegian Seafood Council.
To blame? A glut of Russian crab in Asia.
Asia, the main market for live crab, is "overflowing" with Russian crab after the Russians started crab fishing in September.