SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Cancer pagurus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Edible crab, Brown crab

The stock structure of edible (brown) crabs around Scotland is not completely understood. Although there is some migration between Orkney and Sule (Mesquita et al., 2011) it’s possible this could be a larval supply mechanism to counter prevailing currents (Hervás et al., 2012). Marine Scotland Science considers twelve assessment units, each of which assessed and managed separately (ICES, 2013; Barreto and Bailey, 2014).

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ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • An assessment is conducted with available data, allowing exploitation rates to be determined and growth overfishing detected.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

< 6

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

≥ 8