If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em: Pastries may assistance crab woes

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Source:   —  June 19, 2017, at 10:37 AM

Green crabs menace Maine'south marine economy because they're ravenous predators of softshell clams, which are one of the state'south signature seafood items.

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em: Pastries may assistance crab woes

Scientists affiliated with the Univ of ME declare they may have found a solution to the state'south trouble with invasive green crabs, and it involves turning the clawed critters into pastries.

Green crabs menace Maine'south marine economy because they're ravenous predators of softshell clams, which are one of the state'south signature seafood items. State executive declare the crabs have increased pop as water temperatures off ME have risen.

Fishermen and state fishery managers have long struggled to discover ways to create the crabs worth catching to assistance control population. Now, three food scientists declare they've happened upon a food product that could be viable: green crab empanadas.

The scientists published findings that about two thirds of taste testers would "probably" or "definitely" purchase the product if it was locally available.

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