Crab propped against a measuring stick

POPULATION STRUCTURE

Purpose: To identify the presence of, and relationships between, different source populations of Dungeness crab and to determine the connectivity of these populations.

Research Priorities:

  • Define the source and sink dynamics along the west coast, specifically targeting Washington State, for Dungeness crab populations

  • Use genetic tools to define stock structure in the crab population

  • Identify connectivity of regional population(s) of Dungeness crab