Crab, Snow (Kani) – Eastern Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Snow Crabs become sexually mature around four years and can produce hundreds of thousands of eggs.
The Snow Crab population in Eastern Nova Scotia is at a healthy abundance level, while Snow Crab abundance in Newfoundland and Labrador is uncertain.
Pots, which moderately impact the seafloor, are the only fishing equipment used to catch Snow Crabs. In these fisheries, some non-target species of concern are caught, including wolffish and occasionally sea turtles.