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.