Distribution of red deepsea crab (Chaceon quinquedens) by size and sex in the Gulf of Mexico

Kilgour, Morgan J. and Shirley, Thomas C. (2008) Distribution of red deepsea crab (Chaceon quinquedens) by size and sex in the Gulf of Mexico. Fishery Bulletin, 106(3), pp. 317-320.

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Abstract

The red deepsea crab (Chaceon quinquedens (Smith, 1879)) has supported a commercial fishery off the coast of New England since the 1970s (Wigley et al., 1975) and has had annual harvests from 400 metric tons (t) (1996) to 4000 t (2001) (NEFMC, 2002). In 2002, a fishery management plan for the northeast fishery on the Atlantic coast was implemented and total allowable catch was reduced to approximately 2500 t (NEFMC, 2002). Although there are management plans for the golden crab (C. fenneri) and the red deep sea crab for Atlantic coast regions, there is no fishery management plan for red deepsea crabs in the Gulf of Mexico. Successful management for sustainable harvests should be based on a knowledge of the life history of the species, but C. quinquedens has been a difficult species for which to obtain life history and abundance information because of its deep distribution.

Item Type: Article
Title: Distribution of red deepsea crab (Chaceon quinquedens) by size and sex in the Gulf of Mexico
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Kilgour, Morgan J.
Shirley, Thomas C.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Fishery Bulletin
Volume: 106
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 317-320
Date: 2008
ISSN: 0090-0656
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 8841
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 17:53
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 17:53
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8841

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