The Safina Center

Koho salmon.Koho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. 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.

Full Seafood Watch species report here.