NC, Mississippi to Collaborate on Soft Shell Crab Experiment

MANTEO, N.C. – Scientists from North Carolina and Mississippi are working together on an experiment about whether the popular soft-shell crab can be farmed in ponds.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, reported the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is funding the three-year project with a grant of almost $340,000. Sea Grants programs in both states will manage the project.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab will lead the effort and lend expertise.

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