Crabs are an important commercial resource in Mexico. Their catch value is among the ten most important in the country. The blue crab in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly in Campeche, is considered a resource that has little information compared to other important economic resources, such as octopus or red grouper, therefore, environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the fishery are unknown. The aim of this project is to update or generate biological and ecological information for the crab fishery, in order to provide guidance on sustainable harvest.
The Campeche blue crab FIP is looking to engage with industry, government entities and academic institutions to expand the scope and depth of the project.
Crabs are an important commercial resource in Mexico. Their catch value is among the ten most important in the country.
The FIP aims to achieve the following goals by the summer of 2022:
- Improve the knowledge about the current status of the stocks
- Build a management strategy with clear rules and objectives
- Provided a comprehensive report of the impact of the fishery in the ecosystem
FIP at a Glance