Public Enemy Number One
Invasive European Green Crab Continues to Destroy Sensitive Marine Habitat in N.L.
A European invader is lurking just under the surface.
They are small, with hairy legs and a complexion that ranges from green to red. They are also very territorial and aggressive. It is none other than the infamous European green crab.
According to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), there is no getting rid of them. All that can be done now is managing their population. DFO has ...
The Green Crab Battle Continues
Research Underway for Use in Making Biodegradable Plastic From Shells
While the European green crab continues to top the invasive species most unwanted list, it could turn out to be useful on several fronts.
Research is underway into the development of biodegradable plastic from the shell waste of crustaceans, including the invasive European green crab.
Parks Canada has partnered with Dr. Audrey Moores, a McGill University chemistry professor, on the project. The partnership ...
Putting Green Crab on P.E.I’s Menu
Sophie St. Hilaire foresees a day where Prince Edward Islanders will do their part for the environment by sitting down to eat a big plate of green crabs.
The cretin crustaceans are native to Europe and are an invasive species on this side of the Atlantic. They have been spreading throughout Atlantic Canada since the early 1990s.
So why not eradicate them and have a full belly at the same time, reasons St. Hilaire, an associate professor at the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University ...