Regulators to Discuss Horseshoe Crab Harvest
October 27, 2016
Interstate fishing regulators who want to get a firmer handle on how many horseshoe crabs die as part of their harvest for biomedical held a meeting [Wednesday, Oct. 26] to discuss the issue.
The crabs are harvested for their blue blood, which is used to make sure medical products aren’t contaminated. Their blood contains a chemical that can be used to detect bacteria.
Read more about the discussion on horseshoe crab mortality.