Small Increase in Norwegian Red King Crab Quotas in 2022

The total quota allowed for male crabs has been set at 1,845 tons in 2022, in accordance with recommendations from the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. This represents a 35 ton increase from 2021.

The quota for female crabs is set at 120 tons for 2022, and the requirement about minimum measure of 130 milimeters shell width continues to apply to both male and female crabs.

“We harvest red king crab at a high level, however, within sustainable frames. This is in keeping with our management target of limiting the spreading of red king crab while also having a profitable catching industry, says State Secretary Vidar Ulriksen of the Ministry of Trade Industry and Fisheries.