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Green Crab Hunt

NH Sea Grant's Green Crab Project, Coastal Research Volunteers

Pierce Island
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States

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Family-Friendly

Yes

High Adventure

No

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Outdoors

About the Event

Join the New Hampshire Green Crab Project to search the coast for green crabs! Volunteers will contribute to a study evaluating the potential for a commercial fishery to help control this invasive species. Green crabs are edible, but because they are smaller than other popular crabs, they are not commonly harvested for food. To this end, NH Sea Grant is researching when green crabs molt to explore the feasibility of a soft-shell crab market (similar to blue crabs). The event will start with a brief training in crab identification and survey methods. Then we will survey the coast together for green crabs!

What to bring

Come prepared to spend time outside in the intertidal. Sturdy, waterproof boots are best, or shoes that you don't mind getting wet. Hat and sunscreen. Dress for the weather. Snacks and water will be provided.

Questions?

Contact Taylor Merrick at tmerrick17@gmail.com or 603-205-0564.

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