Snow crab to decide fate of oil industry off Arctic islands

CHIONECETES OPILIO is a rather unremarkable species of crab, commonly called the ‘Snow Crab,’ and it is currently at the heart of a court case that could decide the fate of Norway’s oil industry in the Svalbard archipelago.

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Norway has until now held exclusive rights to explore for oil and gas across the continental shelf, but could be set to lose the privilege if the crab is found to be fish stock that moves

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