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Main Title Modeling Economic Impacts of the European Green Crab.
Author E., Besedin ; S., Lovell ; E., Grosholz
CORP Author Abt Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; California Univ., Davis. Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. National Center for Environmental Economics.; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2007
Stock Number PB2015-105249
Additional Subjects Crabs ; Marine ecosystems ; Invasive species ; Economic impacts ; Coastal areas ; Ecological impacts ; Environmental impacts ; Estuarine restoration ; Shellfisheries ; Damages ; Predation ; East Coast (United States) ; West Coast (United States) ; European green crab ('Carcinus maenas') ; Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2015-105249 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 40p
The European green crab, Carcinus maenas, is one of the most widely distributed invasive species in coastal systems. This species has become established on five continents and has produced significant negative ecological and economic impacts in many areas. On the Atlantic coast of North America, green crabs have been established for at least 180 years. On the Pacific coast, green crabs became established in San Francisco Bay in the late 1980s and expanded their range rapidly during the 1990s. In response to the spread and impacts of green crabs in the U.S., Carcinus maenas was listed as an “aquatic nuisance species� by the federal Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF). To date, there have been no formal review of the ecological impacts of green crabs and no formal attempts to quantify and understand their potential economic impacts. This paper presents a predictive framework for understanding the magnitude and extent of green crab impacts on the East and West Coasts of the U.S.