Written by Jen Finn
It's not native to Connecticut, but it's certainly settled in nicely along the shoreline.
In fact, the Asian Shore Crab is on the move and spreading up and down the east coast.
The invasive species arrived in New Jersey in a ship's ballast water in the 80's, and by '94 it was in the Long Island Sound.
The crab, nicknamed "The Bully Of The Beach," is pushing out other species of crab.
Scientists at Clinton's Cedar Island Marina Research Lab are hoping to learn how to contain the Asian Shore Crab...it's highly adaptable and is moving in on other habitats.
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The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:
The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.Read more...
Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which governs commercial and recreational fishing in the state, got a new boss in January. Charlie Melancon, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislator, was appointed to the job by the state’s new governor, John Bel Edwards.
Although much of his non-political work in the past has centered on the state’s sugar cane industry, Melancon said he is confident that other experience, including working closely with fishermen when in Congress, has prepared him well for this new challenge.Read more...