Eat the Invader! green shore crabs.....
Just back from an International symposium in Toronto on the beast, scientist Cliff Garside will share the latest findings on this most invasive pest.
Cliff has been studying Green Shore Crabs in our local waterways for years and is
starting to unlock some of the secrets about their preferred habitats and life cycles.
He will do a short talk on the work he has been doing and also some the work
others have been doing internationally on the larval stages of the crab, and the risk
of it spreading further along our coast.
The international symposium in Canada was an indication of what a world-wide
problem this animal is to many shellfisheries, so it will be interesting to see how
others are dealing with them in other parts of the world.
The French for instance know that they make a really good crab soup.
See these recipes from Rick Stein, River Cottage and others:GShore Crab recipes
, or they make a good bait for fishing.
Join us for the presentation on Tuesday 1st October at the Merimbula Aquarium and
Wharf Restaurant at 3.00 PM. Everyone welcome. This event is organised by the
Sapphire Coast Marine Society.scmarinesociety.wordpress.com