Rules Aim To Preserve Asian Blue Crabs

SALISBURY — A Salisbury-based seafood company's partnership in a project to preserve crabs in Asian waters should guarantee quality crab-meat on every plate in America.

Handy International, born in Crisfield as the John T. Handy Co. more than a century ago, is partnering with a dozen other U.S. importers of crabmeat from Indonesia and the Philippines in a crab sustainability initiative designed to end the harvesting of undersized blue swimming crabs.

The importers don't want what happened to the blue crab population off and near Crisfield in the Chesapeake Bay to happen in southeast Asian waters, said Brendan Sweeny, director of operations at Handy.

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