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crab 2001
Crab 2001
Crabs in Cold Water Regions: Biology, Management, and Economics

19th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium

Anchorage, Alaska, USA
January 17-20, 2001

Contact: Brenda Baxter, fyconf@uaf.edu


Preliminary Program
Updated 22 December 2000

Session I: Life History, Growth, and Mortality
Session II: Reproductive Biology and Behavior
Session III: Recruitment and Population Dynamics
Session IV: Fisheries and Stock Assessment
Session V: Environmental, Ecological, and Habitat Relationships
Session VI: Syntheses of Fishery Histories, Management Strategies, and Economics


Wednesday, January 17, 2001

Registration
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
9:00 a.m.
TBN


Session I - Life History, Growth, and Mortality
9:20 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Chair: A.J. Paul, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Estimation of Age and Intermolt Duration in Giant Crab by Lipofuscin and Radiometric Aging
Caleb Gardner, Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Description of Setal Stages and Estimation of Their Durations in Female Dungeness Crabs
Todd W. Miller and David G. Hankin, Humboldt State University, Department of Fisheries, Arcata, CA

Break

Observations on Molting of Red King Crab
Bradley G. Stevens, National Marine Fisheries Service, Kodiak Fisheries Research Center, Kodiak, AK

Growth of Male Red King Crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) from the Atka-Amlia Area of the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, Estimated from Tag Recoveries
Ivan Vining, Douglas Pengilly, and S. Forrest Blau, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak, AK

Estimating Natural Mortality Rates of Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands King Crab Stocks Using Tag-Recapture and Catch-Per-Unit-Effort Data
Shareef Siddeek, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Juneau, AK
Leslie Watson, Donn Tracy, and Forrest Blau, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Kodiak, AK

Estimating Molting Probabilities of Female Dungeness Crabs (Cancer magister) in Northern California: A Multi-Stage Latent Variable Approach
Qian-Li Xue, The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biostatistics, Baltimore, MD
David G. Hankin, Humboldt State University, Department of Fisheries, Arcata, CA

Acute and Sublethal Effects of Windchill on the Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio)
Jonathan Warrenchuk and Thomas C. Shirley, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fisheries Division, Juneau, AK

Lunch

Analysis of Chionoecetes bairdi x opilio Hybrid Morphology
Dan Urban, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak, AK
Luke Jadamec, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Life History of the Galatheid Crab Munida subrugosa in Subantarctic Waters of the Beagle Channel, Argentina
Federico Tapella, M. Carolina Romero, Gustavo A. Lovrich*, and Alejandro Chizzini, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, Centro Austral de Investigaciones Cientìficas, CADIC, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Discussion

Break


Session II - Reproductive Biology and Behavior
3:20 - 4:20 p.m.

Chair: Bob Otto, National Marine Fisheries Service

Kodiak Female Red King Crab Size at Maturity
Douglas Pengilly, S. Forrest Blau, and James E. Blackburn, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak, AK

Grasping Pairs of Red King Crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) in the Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska
Guy C. Powell, S. Forrest Blau, and Douglas Pengilly, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak, AK

Acoustical Behavior in King Crab
Larissa Tolstoganova, Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Moscow, Russia


RECEPTION and POSTER SESSION
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Posters — Session I: Life History, Growth, and Mortality

Intermolt Durations of Juvenile and Adolescent Male Tanner Crabs (Chionoecetes bairdi)
A.J. Paul and J.M. Paul, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Marine Science, Seward Marine Center, Seward, AK

Spatial Structure of Golden King Crab (Lithodes aequispina) Colonies off the Kuril Islands
Sergey A. Nizyaev and Andrey K. Klitin, Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (SakhNIRO), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

Assessment of Crab Handling Injuries and Aerial Exposure in Several Eastern Bering Sea Fisheries
Donn A. Tracy and Susan Byersdorfer, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Kodiak, AK

Predicting Body and Leg Temperatures of Crabs Exposed to Air
Peter G. van Tamelen, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Juneau, AK

Complete Larval Development of the Red Snow Crab (Chionoecetes japonicus Rathbun) under Laboratory Conditions
Kooichi Konishi and Tosie Matsumoto, National Research Institute of Aquaculture, Nansei, Mie, Japan
Ryo Tsujimoto, Toyama Prefectural Fisheries Experimental Station, Namerikawa, Toyama, Japan

Biological Information on Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) from a Virgin Stock in the Fjord Eqaluit Paarliit, Nuuk, Greenland
AnnDorte Burmeister and Nauja Heiselberg, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Nuuk, Greenland

Growth, Maturity, and Mating of Lithodes santolla (Decapoda: Anomura) in the Beagle Channel, Argentina
Gustavo A. Lovrich and Julio H. Vinuesa, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, Centro Austral de Investigaciones Cientìficas, CADIC, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Growth and Molting Probability Estimates for Golden King Crab (Lithodes aequispina) in the Eastern Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 1997-1999
Leslie J. Watson, Douglas Pengilly, and S. Forrest Blau, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak, AK

Morphological Analysis of Golden King Crabs (Lithodes aequispina Benedict) from the Kuril Islands
L.A. Zhivoglyadova, Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (SakhNIRO), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

Structure of the Red King Crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) Population in the Northwest Region of the Tatar Strait (Japan Sea)
L.S. Zolotukhina and G. V. Novomodnyi, Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO), Khabarovsk Division, Russia

Overview of Tagging Studies of St. Matthew Island Blue King Crabs and Aleutian Islands Golden King Crabs
Leslie J. Watson and S. Forrest Blau, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Kodiak, AK

Larval and Postlarval Culture of King Crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus and P. brevipes)
Jiro Kittaka, Nemuro City Fisheries Research Institute, Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan
Bradley G. Stevens, National Marine Fisheries Service, Kodiak Fisheries Research Center, Kodiak, AK
Shin-ichi Teshima and Manabu Ishikawa, Kagoshima University, Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima, Japan

Changes in Red King Crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) Population Distribution and Composition with Decreased Abundance off the Southern Kuril Islands
Andrej K. Klitin, Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (SakhNIRO), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

Hybridization Among Chionoecetes bairdi and C. opilio in the Bering Sea
Lisa W. Seeb and Susan E. Merkouris, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Gene Conservation Laboratory, Anchorage, AK


Thursday, January 18, 2001


Session II - Reproductive Biology and Behavior (cont.)
8:20 - 11:20 a.m.

Chair: Bob Otto, National Marine Fisheries Service

Review of the Snow Crab Mating System at First Breeding of Females
Bernard Sainte-Marie, Pêches et Océans Canada, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Mont-Joli, Québec, Canada

Male Snow Crabs Adjust Their Reproductive Effort to Sociosexual Context
Amélie Rondeau and Bernard Sainte-Marie, Pêches et Océans Canada, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Mont-Joli, Québec, Canada

Reproductive Conditions of Primiparous and Multiparous Female Chionoecetes opilio from Qaqortoq to Disko Bay, West Coast of Greenland
AnnDorte Burmeister, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Nuuk, Greenland

The Sperm Plug Is a Reliable Indicator of Mating Success in Female Dungeness Crabs (Cancer magister)
Shauna J. Oh and David G. Hankin, Humboldt State University, Department of Fisheries, Arcata, CA

Applications of Morphometric Assessment to Determine Reproductive Capacity in Edible Crab (Cancer pagurus) and Velvet Swimming Crab (Necora puber) in the Shetland Isles, Scotland
Shelly M L Tallack, North Atlantic Fisheries College, Scalloway, Shetland Isles, UK

Break

A Preliminary Study of the Biology of the Deepwater Commercially Exploited Crab, Hypothalassia armata, Endemic to Australia
Kimberly D. Smith and Ian C. Potter, Murdoch University, Division of Science and Engineering, Murdoch, WA, Australia

Discussion


Session III - Recruitment and Population Dynamics
11:20 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Chair: Glen Jamieson, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Estimation of the Duration of Premolt Stages in Crustaceans
David G. Hankin, Humboldt State University, Department of Fisheries, Arcata, CA

Massive Die-off or Low Catchability: Implications on Stock Assessment and Fishery Management for Crab Stocks
Jie Zheng and Gordon H. Kruse, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Juneau, AK

Lunch

Trends in Prevalence of Bitter Crab Disease (Hematodinium spp.) in Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) at Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Earl G. Dawe, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, St. John's, NFLD, Canada

Life Expectancy and Changes in the Appearance, Shell Hardness, and Body Integrity of Male Snow Crab after Terminal Molt
Bernard Sainte-Marie and François Hazel, Pêches et Océans Canada, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Mont-Joli, Québec, Canada

Discussion

Break


Session IV - Fisheries and Stock Assessment
3:20 - 4:20 p.m.

Chair: Earl Dawe, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Development of a Fishery for Red Snow Crab (Chionoecetes tanneri) off British Columbia
A.C. Phillips and G.D. Workman, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Comparison of Fishery and Survey Indices of Abundance for Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) in the Bering Sea
Laurence C. Byrne, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak, AK
Claire Armistead, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Kodiak, AK

Migration and Migration Patterns of Red King Crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) in the Southern Barents Sea, Varanger Area
J.H. Sundet, Norwegian Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Tromsø, Norway
S.A. Kuzmin, Knipovich Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO), Murmansk, Russia
A.M. Hjelset, Norwegian Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Tromsø, Norway
E.M. Nilssen, University of Tromsø, Norwegian College of Fisheries, Tromsø, Norway

Special slide presentation by Guy Powell
4:20 - 4:40 p.m.


SOCIAL HOUR and POSTER SESSION
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Posters — Session II: Reproductive Biology and Behavior

Preliminary Data from Rearing Paralithodes camtschaticus Larvae and Postlarvae in a Closed Recirculating Water System
N.P. Kovatcheva and M.V. Pereladov, Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Moscow, Russia

Reproductive Biology of Southern King Crab (Lithodes santolla) in the San Jorge Gulf, Southwestern Atlantic Ocean
Julio H. Vinuesa, Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (CADIC,CONICET), Ushuaia. Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Pamela Balzi, Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Facultad de Cs. Naturales, Pcia. del Chubut, Argentina

Fecundity of Female Red King Crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) off Kodiak, Alaska, and an Initial Look at Observer Agreement of Clutch Size
B. Alan Johnson and S. Forrest Blau*, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak, AK
Raymond E. Baglin, National Marine Fisheries Service (retired), Juneau, AK

Reproductive Cycle of Helmet Crab, Telmessus cheiragonus (Brachyura, Atelecyclidae), off Usujiri, Southern Hokkaido, Japan
Jiro Nagao and Hiroyuki Munehara, Hokkaido University, Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido, Japan

Methyl Farnesoate and 20-Hydroxyecdysone Levels during the Reproductive Cycle of Female Dungeness Crabs (Cancer magister)
Sherry L. Tamone and Diego Figueroa, University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, AK

Spatial and Temporal Trends in Size at Maturity for Tanner Crab (Chionoecetes bairdi) in the Eastern Bering Sea
Robert S. Otto, National Marine Fisheries Service, Kodiak Fisheries Research Center, Kodiak AK
Douglas Pengilly, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Kodiak, AK


Posters — Session III: Recruitment and Population Dynamics

On the Biology of the Hair Crab (Erimacrus isenbeckii) in the Tatar Strait (Sea of Japan)
A.I. Buyanvsky, M.V. Pereladov*, A.Y. Ogurtsov, and S.V. Zagranitchny, Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Moscow, Russia

Monitoring of the Bitter Crab Syndrome in Tanner Crab near Kodiak Island, Alaska
Susie Byersdorfer and Dan Urban, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak, AK

Status of the Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) Population in the Northwestern Bering Sea
Eugene E. Borisovets and Victor A. Nadtochy, Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO), Vladivostok, Russia

Population Dynamics of Exploited Crab Stocks around the Shetland Isles, Scotland
Shelly M L Tallack, North Atlantic Fisheries College, Scalloway, Shetland Isles, UK

Spatial Recruitment Patterns in Bristol Bay (Alaska) Red King Crab: The Roles of Climate and Larval Advection
Timothy Loher and David A. Armstrong, University of Washington, School of Fisheries, Seattle, WA


Posters — Session IV: Fisheries and Stock Assessment

Some Aspects of Distribution and Population Structure of Blue King Crab Inhabiting the Western Bering Sea Coast
D.M. Milutin and M.V. Peraladov, Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Coastal Research Laboratory, Moscow, Russia

Some Data on Peculiarities of Crab Pot Catches
Sergey A. Nizyaev, and Sergey D. Bukin, Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (SakhNIRO), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

Applications of Data Collected by At-sea Observers for Management of Eastern Bering Sea King and Tanner Crab Fisheries
Donn A. Tracy, Holly Moore, and Mary Schwenzfeier, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Kodiak, AK

Survival of Tanner Crabs Tagged with Floy T-Bar Tags
Bradley G. Stevens, National Marine Fisheries Service, Kodiak Fisheries Research Center, Kodiak, AK


Friday, January 19, 2001


Session IV - Fisheries and Stock Assessment (cont.)
8:20 - 10:00 a.m.

Chair: Earl Dawe, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Spatial Distribution of Red King Crab in Southeastern Alaska
John E. Clark and Sandy Hinkley, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Douglas AK
Timothy Koeneman, Petersburg, AK

Bootstrap Approaches to Quantifying Crab Abundance from the Eastern Bering Sea Trawl Survey
Robert S. Otto, National Marine Fisheries Service, Kodiak Fisheries Research Center, Kodiak, AK

Retrospective Length-Based Analysis of Bristol Bay Red King Crabs: Model Evaluation and Management Implications
Jie Zheng and Gordon H. Kruse, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Juneau, AK

Population Assessment Using a Length-Based Population Analysis for Eastern Hokkaido Hair Crab (Erimacrus isenbeckii)
Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Yuji Ueda, Yasuji Kanno, and Takashi Matsuishi, Hokkaido Central Fisheries Experimental Station, Yoich, Hokkaido, Japan

Estimating Catchability and Abundance of Cancer pagurus from Mark-Recapture and Depletion Experiments
Julian T. Addison, The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK
Oliver Tully, Trinity College Dublin, Zoology Department, Dublin, Ireland
Michael C. Bell and Derek R. Eaton, The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK
Martin Robinson, Trinity College Dublin, Zoology Department, Dublin, Ireland

Discussion

Break


Session V - Environmental, Ecological, and Habitat Relationships
11:00 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Chair: Gordon Kruse, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Phylogenetics and Evolution of King Crabs (Crustacea, Anomura, Paguroidea, Lithodidae)
Stefanie D. Zaklan, University of Alberta, Biological Sciences, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Cliff W. Cunningham, Duke University, Zoology Department, Durham, NC

Circulation and Respiration in Cancer magister, Chionoecetes bairdi, and Paralithodes camtschaticus during Normoxia and Hypoxia
T. Anthony Mecklenburg, Point Stephens Research Associates, Auke Bay, AK

Temperature-Dependent Development of Snow Crab Embryos
Bernard Sainte-Marie, Amélie Rondeau, and Denis Gilbert, Pêches et Océans Canada, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Mont-Joli, Québec, Canada

Lunch

Energy Budget for Juveniles of Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) from the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Kirsten Gravel, Bernard Sainte-Marie, Denis Chabot, Pêches et Océans Canada, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Mont-Joli, Québec, Canada
Céline Audet, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Rimouski, Québec, Canada

Pink Salmon Predation on Dungeness Crab in the Northern Gulf of Alaska
Jennifer L. Boldt, Thomas C. Shirley, Lewis J. Haldorson, and Jill R. Snyder, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fisheries Division, Juneau, AK
Ken Coyle, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Marine Science, Fairbanks, AK

European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) Dispersal: The Pacific Experience
G.S. Jamieson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Mike Foreman and Josef Cherniawsky, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC,Canada
Colin Levings, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, West Vancouver Lab, West Vancouver, BC,Canada

Trends in Distribution and Demography of Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) on the Newfoundland and Labrador Shelf during 1995-1999
Earl G. Dawe, Eugene B. Colbourne, and H. Joseph Drew, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, St. John's, NFLD, Canada

Break

Biology of the Offshore Spiny King Crab (Paralithodes brevipes) and Prospects for Its Rational Use on the Eastern Kamchatka Shelf
V. Zheltonozko and O. Zheltonozko, Kamchatka Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (KamchatNIRO), Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia

Habitat Utilization and Distribution of Golden King Crab (Lithodes aequispina) in Southeastern Alaska
Zac Hoyt, Thomas C. Shirley, Charles E. O'Clair, Robert P. Stone, and Jonathan Warrenchuk, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fisheries Division, Juneau, AK

Habitat Use by Juvenile Dungeness Crab within Nursery Estuaries
Christopher N. Rooper, David A. Armstrong, and Don R. Gunderson, University of Washington, School of Fisheries, Seattle, WA


SOCIAL HOUR and POSTER SESSION
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Posters — Session V: Environmental, Ecological, and Habitat Relationships

Role of Tanner Crabs in the Diets of Continental Slope Groundfish in the Western Bering Sea
Alexei M. Orlov and Sergei I. Moiseev, Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Moscow, Russia

Transport and Survival of Red King Crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) Larvae in Variable Environments: Posyet Bay (Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan) as an Example
Nina I. Grigoryeva and Victor Ya. Fedoseev, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Marine Biology, Vladivostok, Russia

Trophic Position of Subarctic Crab Meroplankters
Thomas C. Kline Jr., Prince William Sound Science Center, Cordova, AK

Hierarchy and Aggregation Characteristics of Snow Crab Spatial Distribution on the Southeast Sakhalin Shelf
Alexey N. Gorin, Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Moscow, Russia

Spatial Distribution and Migration of Commercial Crabs Corresponding to Bottom Configuration and Water Stratification
Alexey N. Gorin, Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Moscow, Russia

Feeding of Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) in Anadyr Bay, Bering Sea
V.A. Nadtochy, V.I. Chuchucalo, and V.N. Koblikov, Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO), Vladivostok, Russia

Methods of Obtaining Planktonic Larvae to Restore Red King Crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) Abundance on the Eastern Kamchatka Shelf
O. Zheltonozko, V. Levin, and V. Zheltonozko, Kamchatka Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (KamchatNIRO), Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia

Relationships between Tanner Crab Distribution and Environmental Variables: Comparing Spatio-Temporal Scales
Kristin R. Mabry, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Juneau, AK

Settling of Red King Crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) Larvae in Posyet Bay (Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan)
Victor Ya. Fedoseev and Nina I. Grigoryeva, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Marine Biology, Vladivostok, Russia

Movement and Distribution of the Giant Crab Pseudocarcinus gigas off Southern Australia
Andrew Levings, Deakin University, School of Aquatic Science and Natural Resource Management, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia


Posters — Session VI: Syntheses of Fishery Histories, Management Strategies, and Economics

Fish Bycatch and Aspects of Crab Fishery Management in the Western Bering Sea
Alexei M. Orlov, Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Moscow, Russia

Mortality of Chionoecetes Crab Bycatch in the Alaska Scallop Fishery
Gregg E. Rosenkranz, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak, AK

Bering Sea Community Development Quota Crab Fisheries, 1998-2000
Robert K. Gish, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Dutch Harbor, AK

Occurrence of Northern Stone Crab (Lithodes maja) off the Southeast Coast of Greenland
Astrid K. Woll, Møre Research, Section of Fisheries, Ålesund, Norway

Tasmanian Giant Crab Fishery: Development and Management of a High Value Deepwater Crab Fishery
Wes Ford, Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Water, and Environment, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


Saturday, January 20, 2001


Session V - Environmental, Ecological, and Habitat Relationships (cont.)
8:20 - 9:40 a.m.

Chair: Gordon Kruse, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Preference and Use of Artificial and Natural Substrates by Juvenile Red King Crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus)
Bradley G. Stevens, National Marine Fisheries Service, Kodiak Fisheries Research Center, Kodiak, AK

Substrate Preferences of Juvenile Crabs: Effects of Pollution and Disease
Adam D. Moles and Robert P. Stone, National Marine Fisheries Service, Auke Bay Laboratory, Juneau, AK

Discussion


Session VI - Syntheses of Fishery Histories, Management Strategies, and Economics
9:40 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Chair: Dave Witherell, North Pacific Fishery Management Council

Red King Crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) in the Sea of Okhotsk: Problems of Stock Management and Research
B.G. Ivanov, Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Moscow, Russia

Break

Russian Investigations on the Stock of Red King Crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) in the Barents Sea
S.A. Kuzmin, Knipovich Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO), Murmansk, Russia

Norwegian Research Fishery for the King Crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) and Bycatch of the Crab in Other Fisheries
J.H. Sundet and A.M. Hjelset, Norwegian Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Tromsø, Norway

Red King Crab of the Kodiak Archipelago
Francine J. Bennis and Dorothy Childers, Alaska Marine Conservation Council, Anchorage, AK

Use of Stock Assessment Information in the Management of the Red King Crab Fishery in Southeastern Alaska
Timothy Koeneman, Petersburg, AK John E. Clark*, Douglas Woodby, and Catherine A. Botelho, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Douglas, AK

History of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Mandatory Shellfish Observer Program, 1988-2000
Larry Boyle and Ted Spencer, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Shellfish Observer Program, Dutch Harbor, AK

Lunch

Effect of Sea Ice on the Bering Sea Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) Commercial Fishery
Laurence C. Byrne, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak, AK
Claire Armistead, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Kodiak, AK

Demonstration of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imagery for Describing the Distribution of Fleet Fishing Effort in the 2000 Bering Sea Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) Fishery
Fritz C. Funk, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, AK
Laurence C. Byrne, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Kodiak, AK
William Pichel, NESDIS Office of Research and Applications, Camp Springs, MD

Development of Crab Fisheries in Shetland, Scotland, and the Establishment of a Community-Based Management System
Ian R. Napier, North Atlantic Fisheries College, Scalloway, Shetland Isles, UK

Discussion


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