The Safina Center

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

Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Crab, Snow (Kani) – U.S. Alaska Eastern Bering Sea

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

The Snow Crab fisheries, once classified as overfished, have now recovered, and effective management is in place.

Pots, which moderately impact the seafloor, are the only fishing equipment used to catch Snow Crabs. Bycatch in the crab fishery is limited, and consists mostly of females and other undersized male crabs. Only male crabs over a certain size are kept.

Full Seafood Watch species report here.