Blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) is an invasive species in NE Aegean, Greece, and it creates havoc in lagoon fisheries. It has no part in fishing or culinary traditions in the area but it is here to stay and it presents fishers and conservationists with a number of challenges. PERICLES encouraged a dialogue on this issue between fishers, consumers and researchers.
Part of the deliberations around blue crab is an article that is published in Fisheries News by Alisha Soleilman and Dimitra Mylona, members of the PERICLES team. The article offers a personal comparative view and discusses blue crab as an iconic element of Maryland’s cultural heritage and its status in Greece where its cultural position is still fluid. The article was published in Greek and here it is presented in English too.
Click on the image to read the article