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About Atlantic Crab and Seafood

Atlantic Crab and Seafood, a family-owned and operated business deeply connected to the sea, follows a “dock to door” or “ocean to plate” approach. Our mission is to supply customers with the freshest, highest quality New England seafood, sourced directly from our family’s commercial fishing vessel, the F/V Miss Emma, based in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Committed to sustainability, we work closely with the commercial fishing and seafood industries to ensure responsible sourcing practices. Our dedication to sustainability aligns with our pursuit of unmatched quality and excellence.

Through our alliance with the F/V Miss Emma, we offer an extraordinary culinary experience, providing the freshest catch from New England waters. Our goal is to share the joy of savoring sustainable seafood, fostering a deeper appreciation for the ocean’s gifts. At Atlantic Crab and Seafood, our enduring bond with the ocean drives us to deliver the finest seafood directly to homes and restaurants nationwide.

Embrace the rich heritage and familial ties of commercial fishing with the second-generation Spalt fishermen: Eric, Andrew, and George. Their vessel, the F/V Miss Emma, operates out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, harvesting Day Boat Scallops, Maine Lobster, and Jonah Crab.

Passionate about the ocean’s treasures, the Spalt family upholds responsible fishing practices, adhering to quotas and seasonal restrictions to safeguard the delicate ecosystem and preserve its abundance for future generations.

Their catch, ranging from fresh day boat scallops to Maine Lobster and Jonah Crab, reflects their dedication and reverence for the sea. While adopting new technologies, the Spalt brothers carry their family’s legacy forward, cherishing their heritage every step of the way.

The 60-foot, F/V Miss Emma, operates year-round, docking in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the nation’s largest fishing port. The boat specializes in fishing for Lobster, Scallop, and Jonah Crab.

During their lobster and crab expeditions, the crew, consisting of a Captain and three deckhands, spends up to ten days at sea using conventional traps to catch the product. The vessel’s 60-foot size allows it to use 1200 traps to harvest its catch.

While the F/V Miss Emma can fish for Lobster and Jonah crab all year, the 60-foot boat is considered to be on the smaller-side for winter fishing. In such harsh conditions, George takes on the role of captain, and together, the three brothers balance each other out.

Location Options
  • Fishermen/Farmers Market
Purchasing Options
  • One-time Purchase
  • Subscription
Delivery Options
  • In-Person Pick-Up
  • Local Delivery
  • Shipping Available
  • Female
  • Fishing-Family

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Seafood Offered

American lobster, Scallops, Shrimp, Jonah Crab




Number of Fishermen Sourced From


Years in Business

The value statements outlined below aim to create a higher level of accountability and trust, both internally within the network and externally to the public, in order to advance the movement of Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) and like-minded community-based seafood operations.

  • Community-Based Fisheries
  • Fair Access
  • Fair Price
  • Eating with the Ecosystem
  • Traceable and Simple Supply Chains
  • Catch and Handle with Honor
  • Community and Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management
  • Honoring the Ocean
  • Creativity and Collaboration

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Catch and handle with Honor- At Atlantic Crab and Seafood, we understand how much of a gift the ocean provides us. We do our absolute best to ensure our fish is handled with the utmost care to ensure the best quality.
Community/Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management- Our Crew are active members of the Fish Alliance on Cape Cod. Through this organization, we support collaboration between fishermen, scientists, and policymakers to ensure the fisheries are properly cared for. One of our Crew members traveled to Washington D.C. to meet policymakers to discuss the well-being of the fisheries.
Community-Based Fisheries- Our boat operations out of a historic fishing port, New Bedford Massachusets. We believe that community is everything. Not all see it that way. We strive to connect with others to understand how their business is doing so we have a clearer picture of how the ecosystem is doing.
Creativity and Collaboration- Collaboration is what we love. Without a strong engaged community, our fishermen suffer. we want people to celebrate their labor and their hard work. Intern we want to celebrate the labor and hard work of others in the industry that uphold the same values.
Eating with the Ecosystem- Our boat is licensed to fish three types of species, Lobster, Jonah Crab, and Scallops. We truly eat with the ecosystem because of this. We understand that each species has its own delicate balance. We rotate what we fish for in order to preserve each species' population. We also strictly abide by all federal regulations and we take pride in the fact that we use sustainable fishing practices that support the health and wellbeing of the fisheries as a whole.
Fair Access- Fair access to the fisherfolk and to the consumer is very important to us. We believe that if fishermen have fair access to the industry it creates even more access to the consumer.
Fair Price- We work directly with our family-owned fishing vessel Miss Emma. This allows us to eliminate the broker and pay Miss Emma a higher rate and in turn, offer consumers a better rate.
Honoring the Ocean- We love to educate our customers about our process, product, and how to maintain the well-being of the ocean and its ecosystem. The consumer must know this in order to feel responsible for the ocean as much as we do.
Traceable/Simple Supply Chains- Traceability is one of our core values at Atlantic Crab and Seafood. We believe every person has the right to know where their food comes from and that is was handled minimally before it got to their plate.