Ceas Spanner Crab
Address: 31 Production Avenue, Kawana Waters Queensland 4575 Australia
Ph: 07 5493 1171
On fresh winter morning in 2011 we headed to Mooloolba Wharf to investigate the spanner crab plant with Ceas Spanner Crab. Ceas Spanner Crab, based on the picturesque Sunshine Coast in Queensland, is the largest Spanner Crab producer in Australia. The company holds the majority of the quota licence for the entire fishery, which ensures a more consistent supply and superior product than anywhere else.
Here is a more about the Ceas story...
Ceas Spanner Crab is a family owned and operated business by Neville and Helen Rockliff. They are originally from Tasmania where the Rockliff Family is world reowned for its seafood and aquaculture ventures.
Their Premium Spanner Crab Meat undergoes a unique process which has taken years to develop. This involves only using top quality Crabs and 100% pure product for meat processing. Ceas Spanner Crab guarantees the purest Spanner Crab Meat on the market.
The Spanner Crab, also known as Ranina Ranine, is most commonly caught in the pristine tropical waters off the Queensland coast. Spanner Crab is a marine animal and inhabits inter-tidal waters to depths of more than a hundred metres, from sheltered bays to surf areas.
The Spanner Crab prefers a bare sandy area. They are usually found buried in sand, from where they launch attacks on passing prey such as small bottom dwelling fish. The Spanner Crab fishery is the first in Australia to be recognised as a sustainable fishery.
How do they catch Spanner Crab
Spanner Crabs are caught on traps called Dillies. This method of catching eliminates no bi-catch (other species).
Once the Spanner Crabs are on board they are placed into a tank which then continuously sprays a fine mist of salt water chilled to 16 degrees over the crabs, which keeps them moist and healthy until they arrive at the processing factory.