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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

Australia: Western Australia - Peel-Harvey Estuary

Overall Rating

3.807 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

Abundance: Population is healthy but further assessment is needed.


Bycatch and habitat: Fishery incurs minimal bycatch and harvest method has minimal impacts on seafloor habitat.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

Australia: South Australia - Spencer Gulf

Overall Rating

3.77 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

Abundance: Population is healthy and overfishing is not occurring.


Bycatch and habitat: Fishery incurs minimal bycatch and harvest method has minimal impacts on seafloor habitat.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

Australia: New South Wales - Southwest Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.524 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

Management: Fishery is well-managed with recovery efforts are in place for populations at low abundances.


Habitat: Crab pots used to catch blue swimmer crab cause low damage to the physical and biological structures of the seafloor.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Blue King

Paralithodes platypus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 67 (Bering Sea): United States - Alaska

Overall Rating

3.757 / 5

Market Names

Kani, King Crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock is not overfished and overfishing is not occurring.


Management: Effective management insures the sustainable harvest of this species.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Southern Tanner

Chionoecetes bairdi

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 67 (Bering Sea): United States - Alaska

Overall Rating

4.364 / 5

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow Spider Crab, Tanner Crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Arched Swimming

Callinectes arcuatus

Method

Wild

Traps (Crab Rings)

Location

(Eastern Central Pacific Ocean): Mexico - Sinaloa

Overall Rating

2.98 / 5

Market Names

Swimming crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown.


Habitat: Seafloor impacts are likely low, and management efforts to understand and protect the ecosystem are being planned.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Trotlines

Location

FAO 21 (Chesapeake Bay): United States - Maryland

Overall Rating

3.782 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: Stocks are healthy, and overfishing is a low concern.


Bycatch: Harvest method (trotline a form of longline) incurs minimal bycatch.



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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 67 (Bering Sea): United States - Alaska

Overall Rating

4.364 / 5

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Red King

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

Overall Rating

3.414 / 5

Market Names

Kani, King Crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

Australia: Western Australia - Cockburn Sound

Overall Rating

3.491 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

Abundance and management: Population is depleted, but management measures are in place to help it recover.


Habitat: Crab pots used to catch blue swimmer crab cause low damage to the physical and biological structures of the seafloor.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

Australia: South Australia - Gulf of St. Vincent

Overall Rating

3.151 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

Abundance and management: Population is depleted, but management measures are in place to help it recover.


Habitat: Crab pots used to catch blue swimmer crab cause low damage to the physical and biological structures of the seafloor.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Atlantic Rock

Cancer irroratus

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO 21 (Gulf of St. Lawrence): Canada

Overall Rating

2.416 / 5

Market Names

Eel Grass crab, Kani, Peekytoe crab, Quick crab, Rock crab, Sand crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Golden King

Lithodes aequispinus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 67 (Bering Sea): United States - Alaska

Overall Rating

3.727 / 5

Market Names

Brown King Crab, Kani, King Crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Red King

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 67 (Bristol Bay): United States - Alaska

Overall Rating

4.35 / 5

Market Names

Kani, King Crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Arched Swimming

Callinectes arcuatus

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

(Eastern Central Pacific Ocean): Mexico - Sinaloa

Overall Rating

2.98 / 5

Market Names

Swimming crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown.


Habitat: Seafloor impacts are likely low, and management efforts to understand and protect the ecosystem are being planned.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Traps (Crab Rings)

Location

(Gulf of Mexico): Mexico - Campeche

Overall Rating

2.816 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: Population size and fishing levels are uncertain because of the lack of assessments of this species.


Bycatch: Bycatch is minimal but catch of sharptooth swimming crab is of concern as it's stock status is unknown.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Scoop Nets or Dip Nets

Location

(Gulf of Mexico): Mexico - Campeche

Overall Rating

2.816 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: Population size and fishing levels are uncertain because of the lack of assessments of this species.


Bycatch: Bycatch is minimal but catch of sharptooth swimming crab is of concern as it's stock status is unknown.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, California Red Rock

Romaleon antennarium

Method

Wild

Traps (Crab Rings)

Location

FAO 67 (Northeast Pacific Ocean): United States - Oregon

Overall Rating

3.02 / 5

Market Names

Brown Rock Crab, California Rock Crab, Kani, Pacific Rock Crab, Rock Crab, Spot-bellied Rock Crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus armatus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 57 (Shark Bay): Australia - Western Australia

Overall Rating

3.491 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

Abundance and management: Population is depleted, but management measures are in place to help it recover.


Habitat: Crab pots used to catch blue swimmer crab cause low damage to the physical and biological structures of the seafloor.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Dungeness

Metacarcinus magister

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 67 (Northeast Pacific Ocean): Canada - British Columbia

Overall Rating

3.111 / 5

Market Names

Commercial Crab, Kani, Market Crab, (Pacific) Edible Crab San Francisco Crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Crab, Dungeness

Metacarcinus magister

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 67 (Northeast Pacific Ocean): United States - Alaska

Overall Rating

3.111 / 5

Market Names

Commercial Crab, Kani, Market Crab, (Pacific) Edible Crab San Francisco Crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Peel Harvey Estuarine Fishery: Recreational and Commercial Blue Swimmer Crab and Commercial Sea Mullet

Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Falling Gear

Location

FAO Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Peel Harvey Estuarine Fishery: Recreational and Commercial Blue Swimmer Crab and Commercial Sea Mullet

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Newfoundland and Labrador Snow Crab

Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Newfoundland and Labrador Snow Crab

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Louisiana Blue Crab

Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 31 (Atlantic, Western Central)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Louisiana Blue Crab

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Scotian Shelf Snow Crab Trap

Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Scotian Shelf Snow Crab Trap

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Peel Harvey Estuarine Fishery: Recreational and Commercial Blue Swimmer Crab and Commercial Sea Mullet

Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Scoop Nets or Dip Nets

Location

FAO Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Peel Harvey Estuarine Fishery: Recreational and Commercial Blue Swimmer Crab and Commercial Sea Mullet

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Russia Barents Sea Red King Crab

Variety

Crab, Red King

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Russia Barents Sea Red King Crab

Market Names

Kani, King Crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - SSMO Shetland inshore brown crab and scallop

Variety

Crab, Edible Rock

Cancer pagurus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
SSMO Shetland inshore brown crab and scallop

Market Names

Brown crab, Edible crab, Kani, Rock crab

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Australia West Coast Deep Sea Crab

Variety

Crab, Crystal

Chaceon albus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Australia West Coast Deep Sea Crab

Market Names

Crab, Crystal Crab, Deep Sea Crystal Crab, Kani, Snow Crab

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Newfoundland and Labrador Snow Crab

Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Newfoundland and Labrador Snow Crab

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Newfoundland and Labrador Snow Crab

Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Newfoundland and Labrador Snow Crab

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Newfoundland and Labrador Snow Crab

Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Newfoundland and Labrador Snow Crab

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Peel Harvey Estuarine Fishery: Recreational and Commercial Blue Swimmer Crab and Commercial Sea Mullet

Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Peel Harvey Estuarine Fishery: Recreational and Commercial Blue Swimmer Crab and Commercial Sea Mullet

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 61 (Sea of Japan): Russia

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 61 (Sea of Okhotsk): Russia

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 31 (Gulf of Mexico): United States - Louisiana

Overall Rating

1.788 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock is healthy and overfishing is not occurring.


Bycatch: There are serious concerns about the catch of diamondback terrapins, which are a species of concern.


Management: Conservation measures are in place for blue crab however regulations are lacking to protect terrapins.

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 61 (Bering Sea): Russia

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Warty Swimming

Monomia haanii

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 61 (Northwest Pacific Ocean): China

Overall Rating

1.731 / 5

Market Names

Kani, Red Swimming Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Gillnets (Set / Anchored)

Location

India - Western Indian Ocean

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 31 (Gulf of Mexico): United States - Alabama

Overall Rating

2.354 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock is healthy, and overfishing is a low concern.


Bycatch: There are serious concerns about the catch of diamondback terrapins, which are a species of concern.


Management: Management has some regulations (e.g.closed areas to crab fishing), which help to reduce impacts on terrapins.

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Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Chesapeake Bay): United States - Maryland

Overall Rating

2.529 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: The stock is healthy, and overfishing is a low concern.


Bycatch: There are serious concerns about the catch of diamondback terrapins, which are considered a species of concern.


Management: Maryland has strict measures to reduce the pot fishery's impacts on terrapins, but related policies and compliance need strengthening.

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

Indonesia: Jawa - Eastern Indian Ocean

Overall Rating

1.678 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and Entangling Nets

Location

Indonesia: Sulawesi - Western Central Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.462 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Atlantic Rock

Cancer irroratus

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO 21 (Gulf of St. Lawrence): Canada - Quebec

Overall Rating

2.416 / 5

Market Names

Eel Grass crab, Kani, Peekytoe crab, Quick crab, Rock crab, Sand crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is uncertain and fishing mortality rate unknown.


Bycatch: Information is lacking for the directed Atlantic rock crab fishery, but lobster fishery is known to interact with or entangle marine mammals and other species of concern.

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Variety

Crab, Atlantic Rock

Cancer irroratus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - Massachusetts

Overall Rating

2.625 / 5

Market Names

Eel Grass crab, Kani, Peekytoe crab, Quick crab, Rock crab, Sand crab

Summary

Management : Regulations have been implemented to protect this species in state waters.


Bycatch: Information is lacking for the directed Atlantic rock crab fishery, but the lobster fishery is known to interact with or entangle marine mammals and other species of concern.

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Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - Delaware

Overall Rating

2.529 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: The stock is healthy, and overfishing is a low concern.


Bycatch: There are serious concerns about the catch of diamondback terrapins, which are considered a species of concern.


Management: Delaware has strict measures to reduce the pot fishery's impacts on terrapins, but related policies and compliance need strengthening.

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Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 31 (Gulf of Mexico): United States - Mississippi

Overall Rating

1.788 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock is healthy and overfishing is not occurring.


Bycatch: There are serious concerns about the catch of diamondback terrapins, which are a species of concern.


Management: Conservation measures are in place for blue crab however regulations are lacking to protect terrapins.

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Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - North Carolina

Overall Rating

1.678 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown, but overfishing is unlikely.


Bycatch: There are serious concerns about the catch of diamondback terrapins, which are a species of concern.


Management: Conservation measures are in place for blue crab however regulations are lacking to protect terrapins.

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Variety

Crab, Atlantic Rock

Cancer irroratus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - New Hampshire

Overall Rating

2.288 / 5

Market Names

Eel Grass crab, Kani, Peekytoe crab, Quick crab, Rock crab, Sand crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock status unknown.


Management: There is little to no regulatory management in place to ensure fisheries are sustainable.

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Variety

Crab, Atlantic Rock

Cancer irroratus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - Maryland

Overall Rating

2.288 / 5

Market Names

Eel Grass crab, Kani, Peekytoe crab, Quick crab, Rock crab, Sand crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock status unknown.


Management: There is little to no regulatory management in place to ensure fisheries are sustainable.

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Variety

Crab, Atlantic Rock

Cancer irroratus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - Maine

Overall Rating

2.288 / 5

Market Names

Eel Grass crab, Kani, Peekytoe crab, Quick crab, Rock crab, Sand crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock status unknown.


Management: There is little to no regulatory management in place to ensure fisheries are sustainable.

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Variety

Crab, Atlantic Rock

Cancer irroratus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - Connecticut

Overall Rating

2.288 / 5

Market Names

Eel Grass crab, Kani, Peekytoe crab, Quick crab, Rock crab, Sand crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock status unknown.


Management: There is little to no regulatory management in place to ensure fisheries are sustainable.

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Variety

Crab, Beni-zuwai

Chionoecetes japonicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 61 (Bering Sea): Russia

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Kani, Red Snow Crab

Summary

Management: Assessment criterion given critical score. Russia has historically overfished king crabs. Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU) is a critical problem. It is impossible to know when any species of crab is caught legally because supply chain information is not reliable.

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Variety

Crab, Beni-zuwai

Chionoecetes japonicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 61 (Sea of Japan): Russia

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Kani, Red Snow Crab

Summary

Management: Assessment criterion given critical score. Russia has historically overfished king crabs. Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU) is a critical problem. It is impossible to know when any species of crab is caught legally because supply chain information is not reliable.

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Variety

Crab, Atlantic Rock

Cancer irroratus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - New York

Overall Rating

2.288 / 5

Market Names

Eel Grass crab, Kani, Peekytoe crab, Quick crab, Rock crab, Sand crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock status unknown.


Management: There is little to no regulatory management in place to ensure fisheries are sustainable.

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Variety

Crab, Atlantic Rock

Cancer irroratus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - Rhode Island

Overall Rating

2.288 / 5

Market Names

Eel Grass crab, Kani, Peekytoe crab, Quick crab, Rock crab, Sand crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock status unknown.


Management: There is little to no regulatory management in place to ensure fisheries are sustainable.

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Variety

Crab, Atlantic Rock

Cancer irroratus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - Virginia

Overall Rating

2.288 / 5

Market Names

Eel Grass crab, Kani, Peekytoe crab, Quick crab, Rock crab, Sand crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock status unknown.


Management: There is little to no regulatory management in place to ensure fisheries are sustainable.

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Variety

Crab, Atlantic Rock

Cancer irroratus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - New Jersey

Overall Rating

2.288 / 5

Market Names

Eel Grass crab, Kani, Peekytoe crab, Quick crab, Rock crab, Sand crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock status unknown.


Management: There is little to no regulatory management in place to ensure fisheries are sustainable.

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Variety

Crab, California Red Rock

Romaleon antennarium

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO 77 (Eastern Central Pacific Ocean): United States - California

Overall Rating

2.455 / 5

Market Names

Brown Rock Crab, California Rock Crab, Kani, Pacific Rock Crab, Rock Crab, Spot-bellied Rock Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Beni-zuwai

Chionoecetes japonicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 61 (Sea of Okhotsk): Russia

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Kani, Red Snow Crab

Summary

Management: Assessment criterion given critical score. Russia has historically overfished king crabs. Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU) is a critical problem. It is impossible to know when any species of crab is caught legally because supply chain information is not reliable.

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Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 31 (Western Central Atlantic Ocean): United States - Florida

Overall Rating

1.678 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: Low, but overfishing is unlikely.


Bycatch: There are serious concerns about the catch of diamondback terrapins, which are ca species of concern.


Management: While the conservation measures for the target species are moderately effective, there are minimal regulations to protect terrapins.

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Variety

Crab, Blue King

Paralithodes platypus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 61 (Sea of Okhotsk): Russia

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Kani, King Crab

Summary

Management: Assessment criterion given critical score. Russia has historically overfished king crabs. Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU) is a critical problem. It is impossible to know when any species of crab is caught legally because supply chain information is not reliable.

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Trawls (Bottom / Demersal)

Location

Australia: Western Australia - Shark Bay

Overall Rating

2.064 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

Abundance and management: Population is depleted, however management measures are in place to help it recover.


Bycatch: Fishery incurs high amounts of bycatch including turtles and other at-risk species.

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Gillnets (Set / Anchored)

Location

India - Eastern Indian Ocean

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue King

Paralithodes platypus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 61 (Sea of Japan): Russia

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Kani, King Crab

Summary

Management: Assessment criterion given critical score. Russia has historically overfished king crabs. Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU) is a critical problem. It is impossible to know when any species of crab is caught legally because supply chain information is not reliable.

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Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 31 (Gulf of Mexico): United States - Florida

Overall Rating

1.788 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: Low, but overfishing is unlikely.


Bycatch: There are serious concerns about the catch of diamondback terrapins, which are ca species of concern.


Management: While the conservation measures for the target species are moderately effective, there are minimal regulations to protect terrapins.

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Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 31 (Western Central Atlantic Ocean): United States - Georgia

Overall Rating

1.678 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown, but overfishing is unlikely.


Bycatch: There are serious concerns about the catch of diamondback terrapins, which are a species of concern.


Management: Conservation measures are in place for blue crab however regulations are lacking to protect terrapins.

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Variety

Crab, Jonah

Cancer borealis

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO 21 (Bay of Fundy): Canada - New Brunswick | Nova Scotia

Overall Rating

2.172 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Dungeness Crab, Kani

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Jonah

Cancer borealis

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO 21 (Gulf of Maine): Canada - New Brunswick | Nova Scotia

Overall Rating

1.893 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Dungeness Crab, Kani

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue King

Paralithodes platypus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 61 (Bering Sea): Russia

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Kani, King Crab

Summary

Management: Assessment criterion given critical score. Russia has historically overfished king crabs. Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU) is a critical problem. It is impossible to know when any species of crab is caught legally because supply chain information is not reliable.

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Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 31 (Gulf of Mexico): United States - Texas

Overall Rating

1.788 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock is healthy and overfishing is not occurring.


Bycatch: There are serious concerns about the catch of diamondback terrapins, which are a species of concern.


Management: Conservation measures are in place for blue crab however regulations are lacking to protect terrapins.

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Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 31 (Western Central Atlantic Ocean): United States - South Carolina

Overall Rating

1.678 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown, but overfishing is unlikely.


Bycatch: There are serious concerns about the catch of diamondback terrapins, which are a species of concern.


Management: Conservation measures are in place for blue crab however regulations are lacking to protect terrapins.

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Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Chesapeake Bay): United States - Virginia

Overall Rating

1.788 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock is healthy and overfishing is not occurring.


Bycatch: There are serious concerns about the catch of diamondback terrapins, which are a species of concern.


Management: Conservation measures are in place for blue crab however regulations are lacking to protect terrapins.

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and Entangling Nets

Location

Indonesia: Jawa - Eastern Indian Ocean

Overall Rating

1.462 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue

Callinectes sapidus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Delaware Bay): United States - New Jersey

Overall Rating

2.529 / 5

Market Names

Blue-Claw, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Summary

Abundance: Stock is healthy, and overfishing is a low concern.


Bycatch: There are serious concerns about the catch of diamondback terrapins, which are a species of concern.


Management: The commercial fishery has some effective management to prevent bycatch with all harvestors required to use terrapin bycatch reduction devices.

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and Entangling Nets

Location

Thailand - Andaman Sea or Burma Sea

Overall Rating

1.25 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus armatus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 57 (Andaman Sea or Burma Sea): Thailand

Overall Rating

1.435 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus armatus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 71 (Visayan Sea): Philippines

Overall Rating

1.71 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

Vietnam - Gulf of Siam (Gulf of Thailand)

Overall Rating

1.509 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and Entangling Nets

Location

Vietnam - Gulf of Siam (Gulf of Thailand)

Overall Rating

1.316 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and Entangling Nets

Location

Thailand - Gulf of Siam (Gulf of Thailand)

Overall Rating

1.316 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

Thailand - Gulf of Siam (Gulf of Thailand)

Overall Rating

1.509 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and Entangling Nets

Location

Philippines: Palawan - Western Central Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.491 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus armatus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and Entangling Nets

Location

FAO 71 (Visayan Sea): Philippines

Overall Rating

1.491 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Trawls (Bottom / Demersal)

Location

India - Western Indian Ocean

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Gulf Stone

Menippe adina

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 31 (Western Central Atlantic Ocean): United States - Florida

Overall Rating

1.595 / 5

Market Names

Kani, Stone Crab

Summary

Stock status: Overfishing likely occurring – crabs are returned to water alive after having claws removed and are unlikely to survive.


Management: No measures currently in place to prevent overfishing.


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Variety

Crab, Gulf Stone

Menippe adina

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 31 (Gulf of Mexico): United States - Florida

Overall Rating

1.595 / 5

Market Names

Kani, Stone Crab

Summary

Stock status: Overfishing likely occurring – crabs are returned to water alive after having claws removed and are unlikely to survive.


Management: No measures currently in place to prevent overfishing.


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Variety

Crab, Florida Stone

Menippe mercenaria

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 31 (Western Central Atlantic Ocean): United States - Florida

Overall Rating

1.595 / 5

Market Names

Kani, Stone Crab

Summary

Stock status: Overfishing likely occurring – crabs are returned to water alive after having claws removed and are unlikely to survive.


Management: No measures currently in place to prevent overfishing.


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Variety

Crab, Florida Stone

Menippe mercenaria

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 31 (Gulf of Mexico): United States - Florida

Overall Rating

1.595 / 5

Market Names

Kani, Stone Crab

Summary

Stock status: Overfishing likely occurring – crabs are returned to water alive after having claws removed and are unlikely to survive.


Management: No measures currently in place to prevent overfishing.


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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

Philippines: Palawan - Western Central Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

1.71 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus armatus

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO 71 (Gulf of Siam (Gulf of Thailand)): Vietnam

Overall Rating

1.509 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 71 (Western Central Pacific Ocean): Indonesia - Sulawesi

Overall Rating

1.678 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Dungeness

Metacarcinus magister

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 67 (Northeast Pacific Ocean): United States - Washington

Overall Rating

2.289 / 5

Market Names

Commercial Crab, Kani, Market Crab, (Pacific) Edible Crab San Francisco Crab

Summary

Stock status: Dungeness crab have low inherent vulnerability due to early age at reproductive maturity, high fecundity, and short life span, compared to fish and shellfish stocks worldwide. There is however some conservation concern because although landings data indicate that targeted stocks are not overfished, stock abundance is uncertain.


Bycatch:  Fishery known to entangle humpback whales, new management in place to address concern but effectiveness not yet known.

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Variety

Crab, Dungeness

Metacarcinus magister

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 67 (Northeast Pacific Ocean): United States - Oregon

Overall Rating

2.46 / 5

Market Names

Commercial Crab, Kani, Market Crab, (Pacific) Edible Crab San Francisco Crab

Summary

Stock status: Dungeness crab have low inherent vulnerability due to early age at reproductive maturity, high fecundity, and short life span, compared to fish and shellfish stocks worldwide. There is however some conservation concern because although landings data indicate that targeted stocks are not overfished, stock abundance is uncertain.


Bycatch:  Fishery known to entangle humpback whales, new management in place to address concern but effectiveness not yet known.

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus armatus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and Entangling Nets

Location

FAO 57 (Palk Strait and Palk Bay): Sri Lanka

Overall Rating

2.337 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Jonah

Cancer borealis

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - Massachusetts

Overall Rating

2.625 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Dungeness Crab, Kani

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Trawls (Bottom / Demersal)

Location

India - Eastern Indian Ocean

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

Australia: Queensland - Western Central Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

2.793 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

Abundance: Population's status is uncertain due to limited assessment information.


Bycatch: Incidental catch of green turtles is a serious concern. This species is listed as "Vulnerable" under Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act and management measures are needed to reduce bycatch of vulnerable species.

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Variety

Crab, Dungeness

Metacarcinus magister

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 67 & 77 (Eastern Central Pacific Ocean | Northeast Pacific Ocean): United States - California

Overall Rating

2.289 / 5

Market Names

Commercial Crab, Kani, Market Crab, (Pacific) Edible Crab San Francisco Crab

Summary

Stock status: Dungeness crab have low inherent vulnerability due to early age at reproductive maturity, high fecundity, and short life span, compared to fish and shellfish stocks worldwide. There is however some conservation concern because although landings data indicate that targeted stocks are not overfished, stock abundance is uncertain.


Bycatch:  Fishery known to entangle humpback whales, new management in place to address concern but effectiveness not yet known.








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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and Entangling Nets

Location

Sri Lanka - Gulf of Mannar

Overall Rating

2.208 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Jonah

Cancer borealis

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - Rhode Island

Overall Rating

2.625 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Dungeness Crab, Kani

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Jonah

Cancer borealis

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - Virginia

Overall Rating

2.625 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Dungeness Crab, Kani

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Jonah

Cancer borealis

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - New Jersey

Overall Rating

2.625 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Dungeness Crab, Kani

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Jonah

Cancer borealis

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - New Hampshire

Overall Rating

2.625 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Dungeness Crab, Kani

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Jonah

Cancer borealis

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - New York

Overall Rating

2.625 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Dungeness Crab, Kani

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and Entangling Nets

Location

Indonesia: Sumatera - Eastern Indian Ocean

Overall Rating

1.462 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Jonah

Cancer borealis

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - Connecticut

Overall Rating

2.625 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Dungeness Crab, Kani

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue Swimming

Portunus pelagicus

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

Indonesia: Sumatera - Eastern Indian Ocean

Overall Rating

1.678 / 5

Market Names

Blue Manna Crab, Flower Crab, Horse Crab, Kani, Sand Crab, Swimming Crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Jonah

Cancer borealis

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - Maryland

Overall Rating

2.625 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Dungeness Crab, Kani

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Jonah

Cancer borealis

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States - Maine

Overall Rating

2.625 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Dungeness Crab, Kani

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
AQIP snow crab trap

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
AQIP snow crab trap

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
AQIP snow crab trap

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
AQIP snow crab trap

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
AQIP snow crab trap

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
AQIP snow crab trap

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
AQIP snow crab trap

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
AQIP snow crab trap

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
AQIP snow crab trap

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Southern King

Lithodes santolla

Method

Wild

Traps (Crab Rings)

Location

FAO Area 41 (Atlantic, Southwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Southern king crab, Central Patagonian stock, traps with escape rings fishery in Argentine Sea

Market Names

King crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Golden King

Lithodes aequispinus

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Sea of Okhotsk crab trap

Market Names

King crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Blue King

Paralithodes platypus

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Sea of Okhotsk crab trap

Market Names

King crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Gulf of St Lawrence snow crab trap

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Russia Barents Sea Opilio Trap

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended as it has an open condition regarding endangered, threatened, and protected (ETP) species.

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Variety

Crab, Red King

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Antey Sever Barents Sea Crab

Market Names

Kani, King Crab

Summary


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Variety

Crab, Red King

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 61 (Pacific, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Sea of Okhotsk crab trap

Market Names

King crab

Summary

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Variety

Crab, Snow

Chionoecetes opilio

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Antey Sever Barents Sea Crab

Market Names

Kani, Queen, Snow, Spider crab, Tanner crab

Summary


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