Last updated on 29 February 2016
Golden king crab
The stock structure is unknown and the connection among areas is not studied. Based on fishing activities, two assessment units are considered: Aleutian Islands and Pribilof Islands (NOAA n.d.; North Pacific Fishery Management Council 2015).
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.
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