Catfood Maker Seeks Maine Green Crabs

Catfood Maker Seeks Maine Green Crabs
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Bangor Daily News: As researchers from Casco Bay to Frenchman Bay study the lifestyle and diet of invasive European green crabs in an effort to control the predators, a North Carolina company hopes to find Mainers willing to sell the creeping crustaceans to be processed into cat food.

Bay City Crab purchased 2 tractor-trailer loads — a total of 22,000 pounds — of crabs earlier this summer from Boothbay Harbor-area harvesters and processed them at their plant based in Aurora, North Carolina. The firm then shipped the crabmeat to a cat food company, plant manager Chrissy Fulcher said Friday.

Read more about the North Carolina company that wants to buy Maine green crabs.