Profile updated on 22 December 2021
Dungies, Market crab
The stock structure of Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) on the Pacific coast of North America is not clear, with studies from Oregon showing no evidence of sub-structuring (O’Malley K, and Roegner C 2013) but studies from British Columbia showed differentiation of several populations (Beacham TD and Supernault J 2008). Annual stock assessments are not conducted in Oregon. The fishery is managed state-wide based on size, sex, and season restrictions (ODFW 2021).