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Crab propped against a measuring stick


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

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