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Profile updated on 30 November 2021

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Cancer borealis

SPECIES NAME(s)

Jonah crab

Stock structure and migration rates for Jonah Crab are highly uncertain. While the range for the species is Florida to Newfoundland, the commercial fishery is normally found from Nova Scotia to Virginia. This profile covers the US portion of this commercial fishery and a management unit is assumed from Maine through Virginia (ASMFC 2015). It should be noted that Jonah crab is generally targeted while pursuing other species, notably the American lobster.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • This fishery has little impact on either habitats or ecosystem structure and function, in part due to effective management and gear configuration.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

NOT YET SCORED

Managers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED

Fishers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED