DOC. NOAA. Fisheries.
Natural resource managers in British Columbia discovered several adult male and female European green crabs on Haida Gwaii this past July. Alarm bells immediately went off for biologists in Alaska. The archipelago of Haida Gwaii, off the coast of Prince Rupert in British Columbia, is very close to Alaska. The July discovery is the closest confirmed finding of the invasive crustacean since it was first detected in the San Francisco Bay area in 1989.
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for European Green Crab.
Council or Task Force
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Washington Invasive Species Council.
San Francisco Estuary Institute; Center for Research on Aquatic Bioinvasions.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program; Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).
Texas State University System. Texas Invasive Species Institute.
DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.
Provides distribution maps and collection information (State and County).
Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).
State and Local Government
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council.
- Carlton, J.T. and A.N. Cohen. 2003. Episodic global dispersal in shallow water marine organisms: the case history of the European shore crabs Carcinus maenas and C. aestuarii. Journal of Biogeography 30(12):1809-1820.
- Grosholz, E. and G. Ruiz. 2002. Management Plan for the European Green Crab (PDF | 517 KB) Submitted to the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force by the Green Crab Control Committee.
- Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Carcinus maenas. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].