Barents Sea king crab - pot/trap (Odyssey Seafood)

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Overview

Odyssey Seafoods (USA) leads a fishery improvement project for Barents Sea crab.  Crab are not native species in the Barents Sea ecosystem and were introduced after 1965.  Both populations expanded rapidily and today, Red King crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) and Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) are harvested in trap/pot fisheries. Odyssey has sponsored the preliminary assessment of the two fisheries against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard.  The red king crab fishery is managed jointly by Norway and Russia and are close to meeting the MSC standard.  The snow crab fishery is managed by Russia and by Norway separately with several areas needing improvement.

Odyssey Seafoods (USA) leads a fishery improvement project for Barents Sea crab.  Crab are not native species in the Barents Sea ecosystem and were introduced after 1965.  Both populations expanded rapidily and today, Red King crab (Paralithod

FIP Objective(s) 

The FIP objectives are to encourage effective management in the Barents Sea crab fisheries toward meeting the standard for sustainable fisheries published by the Marine Stewardship Council by 2018.

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
December, 2016
December, 2018
Species 
Common Name 
King Crab (Red)
Scientific Name 
Paralithodes camtschaticus
Common Name 
Snow Crab (Opilio)
Scientific Name 
Chionoecetes opilio
Gear Type 
Pot/Trap
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Norway
Country 
Russian Federation (the)
Flag of Vessel 
Russian Federation (the)
Flag of Vessel 
Norway
Volume
FIP Volume 
8,000 metric tons

How is this FIP Doing?

FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. This shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators using the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=data not available to score the fishery.
41% 59%
This shows the proportion of actions in the workplan that the FIP has completed.
25%  
This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
Behind On Track Complete Future
0% 50% 25% 25%
FIP Progress Rating 
C - Some Recent Progress

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Odyssey Enterprises Inc.
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Meaghen Kraft
Organization Name 
Sustainability Incubator Inc.
Organization Type 
Consultant
Primary Contact 
Katrina Nakamura