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The commercial exploitation of Thames Chinese mitten crabs

Damned if we don't - damned if we do.


The invasive Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis is well established in the River Thames, London and is considered a delicacy in many SE Asian countries where ca.US$40 can be paid for a single mature female mitten crab in the right condition at high-class restaurants in China, Japan and Singapore. Therefore, commercial exploitation may be a viable method of reducing crab numbers but do we really want to start a Thames mitten crab fishery?


Speaker(s):

Paul Clark FLS | talks

 

Date and Time:

11 March 2010 at 9:30 am

Duration:

Full Day

 

Venue:

The Linnean Society of London
Burlington House
50 Piccadilly
London
W1J 0BF
0207 434 4479
http://www.linnean.org

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Tickets:

£30.00

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Additional Information:

Joint meeting with Natural History Museum and supported by London Port Health Authority, City of London Corporation

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