Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Crab, Snow (Kani) – Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada

Snow Crabs become sexually mature around four years and can produce hundreds of thousands of eggs.

The Snow Crab population in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada is at a healthy abundance level.

Pots, which moderately impact the seafloor, are the only fishing equipment used to catch Snow Crabs. In this fishery there are minimal catches of non-target species.

Full species report here.