The CFRF is proud to release a short film about Jonah crab, an emerging species of importance and value. The Jonah crab fishery has become increasingly important to the Southern New England industry as the lobster resource has declined. As of 2016, Jonah crab was ranked the 8th most valuable fishery in Rhode Island and the 7th most valuable fishery in Massachusetts!
The CFRF staff would like to convey our appreciation to our Lobster and Jonah Crab Research Fleet participants, and scientific partners for their contributions to this video.
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