The Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation conducts collaborative research to improve the science of crab fishery management in the Bering Sea.

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Tanner and Snow Crab Growth Study Continues

Tanner and Snow Crab Growth Study Continues

BSFRF is continuing its research into the growth rate of Tanner and snow crab in order to better inform the crab stock assessment models used in harvest management decisions. This project is a continuing effort, building on prior years’ sampling and growth monitoring....

BSFRF Summer Surveys Completed

BSFRF Summer Surveys Completed

BSFRF has recently completed our primary summer survey activity. The approach for this year’s field work was to maximize the time on the water to accomplish as many research objectives as possible which included collections for a number of other collaborating...

BSFRF Studies Crab Movement Using New Technology

BSFRF Studies Crab Movement Using New Technology

Understanding crab movement throughout different seasons is critical information in the management of Bering Sea crab fisheries. For instance, it tells us what habitats are important for crab and which habitats they use at different times of the year. For many years,...