Sanmen achieves breakthrough in blue crab farming | Updated: 2023-11-22

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Blue crabs in Sanmen county, Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/]

The Sanmen Blue Crab Research Institute recently achieved a significant breakthrough in the breeding technology for blue crab juveniles, becoming the first domestic institute capable of breeding these seafood creatures in the autumn and winter seasons.

The institute has successfully bred over 500,000 crab juveniles, completing the final piece of the puzzle for year-round breeding.

This achievement has various benefits for farmers. It not only improves the overall utilization rate of crab ponds but also allows for continuous release and harvest throughout the year. Additionally, staggered sales of these crabs in the following year can greatly increase profits. Normally, the natural breeding cycle for crabs occurs in the spring.

Wu Qingyang, a researcher from the College of Marine Sciences at Ningbo University, expressed his excitement about this achievement. He stated, "This year marks our first successful autumn breeding, with a relatively small quantity of around 500,000. We released a portion of the juveniles in several experimental sites in Sanmen, while the majority were sold to areas such as Fujian and Guangdong."