Study: European Shore Crab Disease Poses Threat to Shellfish Stocks
Shore crabs carry parasites that pose a major threat to shellfish stocks, according to a new study by Swansea University researchers. The scientists used several different detection methods, including taking DNA from seawater, to build up the first comprehensive picture of the problem.
The common European shore crab is native to the UK, Ireland and the northeast Atlantic. It shares this habitat with lots of species that are commercially very important, such as the edible crab and langoustines, according to ...
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