Green Crabs in Maine

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Background

Scientists suggest that green crabs (Carcinus maenas), originally from Europe, reached U.S. shores in the mid-1800s after riding across the Atlantic in the ballast water on ships.... read more about the crab's background in Maine here

Current Status and Efforts to Control the Spread of Green Crabs

The green crab population in some areas of Maine has increased dramatically in recent years, and they have been feeding on shellfish resources such as blue mussels and soft-shell clams, threatening the state's third-largest wild fishery.... read more about current status and control efforts as of December 2013 here

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