Profile updated on 10 December 2015
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).
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.
Last updated on 26 June 2018
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Progress rating changed from B to C. No stage 3 or 4 progress over the past 12 months.
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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