Crabs arrive early to market
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.