Can’t we just eat those invasive crabs until they’re gone? (Probably not) – KUOW

A good question…


European green crabs have been clawing and eating their way through marshes and bays in Washington state. Like the native crabs they often prey on, these destructive invaders are themselves edible. Why don’t we fight them by just eating them into oblivion, KUOW readers and others have asked. Penn Cove Shellfish general manager Ian Jefferds suggested the state follow up Gov. Jay Inslee’s declaration of a green crab emergency in January by opening up an emergency harvest of the unwanted invertebrates. John Ryan report. (KUOW)

Can’t we just eat those invasive crabs until they’re gone? (Probably not)

2 Responses

  1. Al,

    I wonder if other species are thinking this about invasive humans…

    Jude

    From: Olympic Peninsula Environmental News Reply-To: Olympic Peninsula Environmental News Date: Friday, February 25, 2022 at 5:30 AM To: Subject: [New post] Can’t we just eat those invasive crabs until they’re gone? (Probably not) – KUOW

    Al Bergstein posted: ” A good question… European green crabs have been clawing and eating their way through marshes and bays in Washington state. Like the native crabs they often prey on, these destructive invaders are themselves edible. Why don’t we fight them by just ea”

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