Last updated on 4 December 2015

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Paralithodes platypus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Blue king crab

Stoutamore (2014) concluded that some genetic divergence may occur and a Russian population is distinguished from Alaska. The stock structure in the Northwestern Pacific is unknown but different units are assessed and managed separately: Western Kamchatka and W Bering Sea (MARF, 2014).


ANALYSIS

No related analysis

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

NOT YET SCORED

Managers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED

Fishers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

NOT YET SCORED

Future Health:

NOT YET SCORED


RECOMMENDATIONS

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Ensure that regulators and the CCA regularly undertake and publish official estimates of IUU crab fishing (catch and effort) and trade levels (volumes and value), and evaluate the performance of bilateral agreements between Russia and its trade partners on the eradication of IUU crab fishing and trade.
  • Press the government to implement standardized crab stock assessment methodologies and investigate implementation of a precautionary approach to crab fisheries management based on Biological Reference Points (BRPs) and Harvest Control Rules (HCRs).
  • Work to enhance public availability of crab stock assessments, and fisheries management data and decisions.
  • Ensure that the current FIP continues to make progress, expand to include additional species and management areas, and maximize the scope of planned MSC full assessment.

FIPS

  • Russian Far East Crab:

    Stage 5, Progress Rating B

CERTIFICATIONS

No related MSC fisheries

Fisheries

Within FishSource, the term "fishery" is used to indicate each unique combination of a flag country with a fishing gear, operating within a particular management unit, upon a resource. That resource may have a known biological stock structure and/or may be assessed at another level for practical or jurisdictional reasons. A fishery is the finest scale of resolution captured in FishSource profiles, as it is generally the scale at which sustainability can most fairly and practically be evaluated.

ASSESSMENT UNIT MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
Western Kamchatka Russia Western Kamchatka Russian Federation Pots

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 26 June 2018

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • Ensure that regulators and the CCA regularly undertake and publish official estimates of IUU crab fishing (catch and effort) and trade levels (volumes and value), and evaluate the performance of bilateral agreements between Russia and its trade partners on the eradication of IUU crab fishing and trade.
  • Press the government to implement standardized crab stock assessment methodologies and investigate implementation of a precautionary approach to crab fisheries management based on Biological Reference Points (BRPs) and Harvest Control Rules (HCRs).
  • Work to enhance public availability of crab stock assessments, and fisheries management data and decisions.
  • Ensure that the current FIP continues to make progress, expand to include additional species and management areas, and maximize the scope of planned MSC full assessment.

1.STOCK STATUS

2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

FishSource Scores

MANAGEMENT QUALITY

STOCK HEALTH:

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

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Progress Rating: B
Evaluation Start Date: 1 Jun 2012
Type: Basic

Comments:

Progress rating remains B. Last stage 3 and 4 achievements within the last 12 months 

1.
FIP Development
Dec 15
2.
FIP Launch
Mar 12
Apr 14
3.
FIP Implementation
Jan 18
4.
Improvements in Fishing Practices and Fishery Management
Jan 18
5.
Improvements on the Water
Jan 17
6.
MSC certification (optional)
MSC certificate made public

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

No related MSC certifications

Sources

Credits

Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation (MARF), 2014. Confirming TACs for coastal waters, territorial seas, the continental shelf, the EEZ, and the Caspian and Azov Seas of the Russian Federation for 2015. Regulation No. 339. October 21, 2014. 9pp. https://fishnews-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/docs/783/prikaz_ob_utverzhdenii_odu_na_2015_g.pdf

Stoutamore, J.L. 2014. Population genetics and mating structure of blue king crab (Paralithodes platypus) Thesis (M.S.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 90pp. https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/bitstream/handle/11122/4547/Stoutamore_uaf_0006N_10160.pdf?sequence=1

References

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