Sampling event

Red king crab survey data from Finnmark (Northern Norway) in the period 1994-2023

Latest version published by Institute of Marine Research on 12 April 2024 Institute of Marine Research
The dataset contains records of red king crab from 1994 in the coastal area of Finnmark (Northern Norway). The data has been sampled with trawl and traps, and the sampling has been conducted mostly during the autumn.
Publication date:
12 April 2024
CC-BY 4.0

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 8,029 records.

2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
  • Occurrence 
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Hjelset, Ann Merete; Institute of Marine Research (2024): Red king crab survey data from Finnmark (Northern Norway) in the period 1994 -2023.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Institute of Marine Research. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

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Occurrence; Dataset; Samplingevent


Who created the resource:

Ann Merete Hjelset

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Ann Merete Hjelset

Who filled in the metadata:

Ann Merete Hjelset
Jan H Sundet

Who else was associated with the resource:

Arnfinn Morvik
Data Manager
Institute of Marine Research
Rocío Castaño Primo
Data manager
Institute of Marine Research

Geographic Coverage

Barents Sea, coastal areas of Northern Norway

Bounding Coordinates South West [68, 14], North East [73, 45]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species  Paralithodes camtschaticus (Red king crab)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1994-04-26 / 2023-11-19

Sampling Methods

Red king crab were caught with a variety or traps, trawls and nets, and counted in situ by the use of a video sled. Data comes from both red king crab-specific cruises (in which case presence and absence stations are recorded), and cruises with other purposes where red king crab was caught (only presence is recorded).

Study Extent Barents Sea, coastal Finnmark (Northern Norway). 1994-2023, mostly during the fall months (August-September-October)

Method step description:

  1. Bestandsvurdering av kongekrabbe 2023 og råd for 2024 (Stock assessment of red king crab 2023 and advice for 2024). Report (in Norwegian).

Additional Metadata