IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Least Concern Red List Criteria Version
Mincarone, M.M. Reviewer/s
Polidoro, B., Knapp, L. & Carpenter, K.E. Contributor/s Justification
This species is abundant and has a wide distribution from North America to Europe. A fishery is in place in the Gulf of Maine and statistics suggest that catch per unit effort (CPUE) and population abundance have locally decline. However, this fishery operates in only 5-10% of its range, and there is no indication of widespread population decline throughout the species distribution. It is listed as Least Concern. Given its commercial importance, current and future fisheries for this species should be carefully monitored.