2013-2017 Bristol Bay Red King Crab Pre-Recruit Survey


This is a multi-year survey project to collect Bristol Bay red king crab (BBRKC) pre-recruit information with improved accuracy and precision to detect size-sex modes and potentially to estimate mortality of BBRKC per year. Objectives of this work are to complete a higher sampling density across areas of expected pre-recruit BBRKC, to estimate mean and variance of abundance estimates, and to complete model analysis for each year and across years. Results are expected to inform assessment models and to shape further pre-recruit BBRCK survey research. Early results from these surveys are being reviewed by cooperative research partners to determine their utility and future research approaches.
Research Partners: BSFRF; NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Fisheries Science Center