Last updated on 29 February 2016

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).


ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

NOT YET SCORED

Managers Compliance:

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Fishers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED

Stock Health:

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Health:

NOT YET SCORED

Future Health:

NOT YET SCORED


RECOMMENDATIONS

CATCHERS & REGULATORS
  • Review the FishSource profile and publish or share online relevant missing information in your possession or those accessible to you.
  • Encourage scientists to share their studies/publications with FishSource by commenting on the profile and uploading a hyperlink to the document.
  • Work with scientists on the collection of data and make them accessible online.
  • Encourage the institutionalization of data collection and publication.
RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Advise your suppliers that currently the FishSource profile reflects that there is not enough information publicly available on this fishery and you are unable to make an accurate determination of the sustainability status. Request that they advise the relevant authorities of the situation and that efforts need to be made to collect and publish data and disclose data sources to FishSource to better inform buying decisions.

FIPS

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CERTIFICATIONS

No related MSC fisheries

Fisheries

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.

MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
US Atlantic/ASMFC United States Pots

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 3 January 2017

Improvement Recommendations to Catchers & Regulators
  • Review the FishSource profile and publish or share online relevant missing information in your possession or those accessible to you.
  • Encourage scientists to share their studies/publications with FishSource by commenting on the profile and uploading a hyperlink to the document.
  • Work with scientists on the collection of data and make them accessible online.
  • Encourage the institutionalization of data collection and publication.
Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • Advise your suppliers that currently the FishSource profile reflects that there is not enough information publicly available on this fishery and you are unable to make an accurate determination of the sustainability status. Request that they advise the relevant authorities of the situation and that efforts need to be made to collect and publish data and disclose data sources to FishSource to better inform buying decisions.

1.STOCK STATUS

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2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

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FishSource Scores

SELECT SCORES

MANAGEMENT QUALITY

STOCK HEALTH:

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

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Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

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Sources

Credits
  1. Tavares, M., 2002. True Crabs. In: Carpenter, K.E. (ed.) The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic. Volume 1: Introdution, molluscs, crustaceans, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes, and chimaeras. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes and American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Special Publication No. 5. Rome, FAO.http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/y4160e/y4160e00.htm
References

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