(U.S. Atlantic, Wild-caught)
This is a new fishery, which means little is known about the population size.
Atlantic Dungeness Crab
Jonah crab is commonly sold live, but Jonah "snap-'n-eats" (pre-cooked, pre-cracked crab claws) have been recently promoted by seafood companies.
The Jonah crab fishery has only recently emerged along the northeast Atlantic coast. As a result, fishery managers and scientists know little about population status.
Most Jonah crab is caught in pots intended to catch lobster. The infrequent accidental entanglement of endangered North Atlantic right whales in lobster fishing gear is an ongoing environmental concern for both the lobster and Jonah crab fisheries.