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   Researchers Hope To Get Maine Green Crabs On The Menu
by Laurie Schreiber, MaineBiz
Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 3:40PM EDT

Could deep-fried soft-shell green crabs be the next culinary sensation?

Researchers at Manomet, a Brunswick nonprofit, have discovered a culinary market for green crabs in Venice, Italy, that they think could carry over to U.S. restaurants.

Now they've received a $267,440 grant, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program, to see if the idea can be adapted to create a lucrative market for Maine fishermen.

A lucrative soft-shell green crab fishery has existed in Venice for over a century, Marissa McMahan, Manomet senior fisheries scientist, said. McMahan told Mainebiz that Venetian fishermen are getting $25 to $55 per pound for green crabs, depending on season and availability.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: MaineBiz


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