Global ecological and economic connections in Arctic and sub-Arctic crab markets

Brooks A. Kaiser, Melina Kourantidou, Dewan Ahsan, Sergey Bakanev, Ann Dorte Burmeister, Ginny Eckert, Linda M. Fernandez, Hyun Pyo Hong, Albert Alexandre Monsalve, Darrell Mullowney, Bjørg Helen Nøstvold, Hojeong Park, Edward Poulsen, Lars Ravn-Jonsen, Chris Siddon, Jan H. Sundet, Kanae Tokunaga, Masashi Yamamoto

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High latitude marine systems are experiencing climate change and other human-induced impacts that outpace global averages. Communities dependent on these systems are also undergoing complex economic and socio-ecological changes. Ecological, economic, market and community developments in Arctic and sub-Arctic crab fisheries are increasingly complex and uncertain. These escalating risks and complexities threaten well-being, social and ecological integrity of dependent communities and ecosystems. Through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration, we examine the escalation to illustrate how global ecological and economic connections are co-evolving between nature, society, and industry. The article demonstrates how informal, integrative cooperation with broad stakeholder participation at a global scale, focused on information sharing and scientific cooperation, addresses local and regional dynamic markets and ecosystems for improved economic and ecological outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104442
JournalMarine Policy
Publication statusPublished - 2021 May


  • Arctic and sub-Arctic crab fisheries
  • Ecological-economic systems under change
  • Global crab markets
  • King crab
  • Snow Crab

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Law


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