Crab, Tanner (Kani) – U.S. and Canada
Tanner Crabs become sexually mature around six years of age and can produce hundreds of thousands of eggs.
The Tanner Crab fisheries, once classified as overfished, are in the process of rebuilding and effective management is in place.
Pots, which moderately impact the seafloor, are the only fishing equipment used to catch Tanner Crabs. Bycatch in the crab fishery is limited, and consists mostly of females and other male crabs that are under the legal size limit. Only male crabs over a certain size are kept.