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Profile updated on 12 January 2021

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Cancer pagurus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Edible crab, Brown crab

Stock boundaries for edible crab remain poorly understood. Based on larval distributions and development, hydrographic conditions and the distribution of the fisheries, there are five assessment units named “Crab Fishery Units (CFU)” in England and Wales: Central North Sea, Southern North Sea, Eastern English Channel, Western English Channel and Celtic Sea (Masefield et al. 2015).  


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Stock assessments are conducted regularly (approximately every other year).

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

≥ 6