About Jonas Seafoods
Our new factory opened on 2nd of September 2013 by Norman Lamb M.P. and was attended by local councillors and all existing staff.
The brand new facilities offer the chance for us to extend our range of products and indeed offer fresh local shellfish to a much wider range of customers"
We specialise in crab and lobster, we are not jack of all trade wholesalers, but try to give to our customers the very best quality crab and lobster available, using our many years' experience of catching and processing these two exceptional quality products that we believe represents the very best that the North Sea has to offer.
Jonas Seafood specialise in the world renowned Cromer Crab and locally caught Norfolk lobster.
We supply mainly local outlets with freshly prepared local seafood throughout the season.
We believe that freshly prepared crabs give an unbeatable product; no pasteurising or mechanical extraction of meat takes place.
We cook and prepare our crabs on a daily basis; the crabs are cooked in traditional water boilers, handpicked and chilled ready for distribution.
His nephew John Jonas currently works the family boat, Rory James, from Cromer beach, and cousin, also John Jonas, fishes the last working traditional crab boat from Cromer beach.
The crabs and lobsters are landed on a daily basis throughout the season from our boat Rory James and other local vessels.
The catch is taken back to our yard in East Runton where it is stored live.
The lobsters are placed in holding tanks and either cooked to order or sold live. The crabs are soaked overnight in cold water and cooked ready for the next day's production.
On day of production the crabs are handpicked and presented for sale back in an original crab shell.
We can also supply crab meats that we vacuum pack and freeze down when we have a surplus of either white or brown meat.