Northern Ireland Brown Crab Tagging

Date published: 17 November 2021

AFBI are running a brown crab, Cancer pagurus, tagging programme in Northern Ireland to examine the movement of brown crab in NI and potentially, neighbouring waters. 


Tagged Brown Crab

Where do they go?
How far do they travel?

The crabs will be tagged with cable tie tags placed around the claw.  Each tag has a unique ID printed on it. 

The names of everyone who returns the details of a tagged crab will be entered in to a prize draw, for a share of the £1000 cash prize provided by the Northern Ireland Fisherman's Federation (NIFF).