Scientists Point to Climate Change as Likely Cause for Alaska Snow Crab Decline

Even as scientists are still trying to figure out why the Bering Sea snow crab stock crashed in 2021, federal managers are working on a plan to help rebuild it.

Snow Crab Producers Could Limit Production to Help International Market, Says Seafood Association

June 2, 2022 CBC News

An excess of snow crab produced in Newfoundland and Labrador is leading to supply outpacing demand, leaving industry figures to question if it’s worth slowing production to allow the market to catch up.

Higher Snow Crab Quota in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2022

Snow crab is one of Canada’s most profitable fisheries and is a significant economic driver in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. Due to Canada’s robust science and sustainable fishery management practices, the snow crab stock in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence is healthy and is showing signs of continued health. 

Bering Sea Snow Crab Deemed ‘Overfished’

After a sudden decline in the stock last year, federal managers have officially designated Bering Sea snow crab as overfished and are working on a plan to rebuild the stock.

Alaska Snow Crab Harvest Slashed By Nearly 90% After Population Crash In A Warming Bering Sea

October 12, 2021 Hal Bernton, Seattle Times

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game set the 2022 snow crab harvest at the lowest level in more than 40 years, a move to protect populations that appear to have crashed during a period of higher temperatures in the Bering Sea.