Profile updated on 22 November 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Cancer pagurus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Edible crab, Brown crab

COMMON NAMES

The fishery in the Western English Channel is also exploited by France and the Channel Islands, as documented here: https://www.seafish.org/article/southwest-crab-lobster-pot-fip and here: https://fisheryprogress.org/system/files/documents_assessment/PA%20Crab.pdf, so these GFs should be added. Note, however, that the FIP is only associated with UK vessels fishing in ICES areas VIIe & h, and part of VIId.

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

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

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Fishers Compliance:

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Stock Health:

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Future Health:

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RECOMMENDATIONS

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • This profile is not currently high on our priority list for development, and we can’t at this time provide an accurate prediction of when it will be developed. To speed up an evaluation of the sustainability status of lower priority fisheries we have initiated a program whereby industry can directly contract SFP-approved analysts to develop a FishSource profile on a fishery. More information on this External Contributor Program is available at https://www.sustainablefish.org/Programs/Science/External-Contributor-Program.

FIPS

  • United Kingdom brown crab and European lobster - pot/trap:

    Stage 3, Progress Rating C

CERTIFICATIONS

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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.

ASSESSMENT UNIT MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
Western English Channel United Kingdom/EU Area VIIe United Kingdom Pots

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 12 January 2019

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • This profile is not currently high on our priority list for development, and we can’t at this time provide an accurate prediction of when it will be developed. To speed up an evaluation of the sustainability status of lower priority fisheries we have initiated a program whereby industry can directly contract SFP-approved analysts to develop a FishSource profile on a fishery. More information on this External Contributor Program is available at https://www.sustainablefish.org/Programs/Science/External-Contributor-Program.

1.STOCK STATUS

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2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

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Progress Rating: C
Evaluation Start Date: 1 Mar 2018
Type: Comprehensive

Comments:

FIP rated C. FIP has stage 3 activities underway within last 12 months 

1.
FIP Development
Dec 16
2.
FIP Launch
Aug 17
Mar 18
3.
FIP Implementation
Jun 18
4.
Improvements in Fishing Practices and Fishery Management
Verifiable improvement in policy/management and fishing practices
5.
Improvements on the Water
Verifiable improvement on the water
6.
MSC certification (optional)
MSC certificate made public

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

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Sources

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