Crabs ar­rive early to mar­ket

Changjiang Weekly - - SOCIETY - By Yu Kangt­ing

Crabs are al­ready avail­able in Wuhan's aquatic product mar­kets this year. How­ever, the price is higher, and they are sold by in­di­vid­ual crabs rather than by to­tal weight. At a fresh mar­ket near Wangji­awan in Hanyang, there are only a few stalls sell­ing crabs, and they don't have many crabs for sale. A fe­male crab weigh­ing 150g is priced at RMB 15, 125g at RMB 14, and 100g at RMB 12.

The crabs raised in Wuhan will be avail­able around the MidAu­tumn Fes­ti­val ( Septem­ber 24), and cit­i­zens may have to wait un­til the end of this month to en­joy rea­son­ably priced crab meat. "The qual­ity of crabs pro­duced this year is not worse than in pre­vi­ous years. The tem­per­a­ture in Wuhan is rel­a­tively warm, which is con­ducive to the rapid growth of crab seedlings. There­fore, although this year's crabs will en­ter the mar­ket ear­lier, they are gen­er­ally larger," said an ex­pert at the Wuhan Mod­ern Agri­cul­tural Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter.

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