Pacific Ocean, north-west (FAO 61)
Bottom otter trawl, Pots and traps, Fyke, Drijfnetten
The fishing pressure on blue (swim) crab is too high at this moment, the stock of P. pelagicus is overfished in this area. Due to the short lifespan of crab and their fast reproduction, there is a chance for relatively fast recovery from overfishing.
There is no management plan made and the current management is not sufficient to protect this species. There are also no signs of a management plan on the short term.