Invasions of blue crabs in Italy: we alert on the beaches

Blue crabs are expensive and sought after, they wallow in the Mediterranean and are priced high. An incursion from the tropics.

Blue Crabs (pixaby)

The signs of climate change are mostly found in the sea. It is recent news that people from the tropics are moving to our own waters. This is confirmed by fishermen who find in their nets species that do not live in Italian seas.

They are delicacies from the crustacean family. Blue crabs flock to the Mediterranean and are netd very easily and quickly. The kitchens are very happy to have this marine product because it is sold at a price close to 150 euros per kilo.

Everything would be fine if there was no dilemma. Blue crabs are a very voracious species and simply not good for marine biodiversity. Our seas have been forced to welcome them, but they are not in their natural environment. Fortunately, the catch guarantees their reduction in the waters.

Blue crabs to the rescue in the Mediterranean, a danger to the Italian marine habitat

Unfortunately, if on the one hand the culinary activity rejoices, on the other there are those who pay the price. Blue crabs are very voracious of their peers and other marine inhabitants. They come from the tropics and the ocean. The characteristic of these dream places is precisely the presence of beings belonging to this species.

Blue Crabs (pixaby)

It was a big surprise when the experts in the sector found these crabs in the fillets which are part of a list of expensive shellfish, In the United States they show an exceptional cost and of course Italy adapted. The regions where it is now in abundance are southern Italy.

The Calabrian and Apulian coasts found themselves with a veritable invasion of crabs and they made an excellent purchase. In restaurants it is a popular dish although it is expensive. It doesn’t matter since the precious crustacean does not often live in our seas. Now there is tomorrow who knows.

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It has a length of about 15 centimeters, the body is wider than it is long. Its distinctive feature is the olive-green color of the body in the upper part, while the belly is white-blue. The elongated legs have an intense blue color on the junction and the terminal part.

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