Did you know that giant Russian king crabs are invading the UK?Its cost is purely artificial

2022-05-16 0 By

Once in a while I go to a high-end seafood buffet, and even there, every time a king crab comes out, I’m amazed at the way all the diners rush to grab it, especially after eating it. I don’t think it’s too bad, but it’s expensive.And the king crab is actually quite abundant, even an invasive species in some areas.Introduced to Russian waters by Russian scientists in the 1960s, king crabs have thrived in the Arctic ocean, eating everything they can eat, seemingly invincible, as if the cold temperatures are their paradise.These giant red king crabs have begun to colonize British waters.British fishermen are able to catch a few king crabs every once in a while, and it’s like handing out a year-end bonus. King crabs are incredibly expensive here, too.But Shaun Henderson, a fish supplier to more than 80 restaurants, was surprised when one of his staff caught 454kg of king crabs in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, last week – more than 40 at around 10kg each.He has fished in British waters for generations, and his first such haul is a clear sign that the giant red king crab is deep in British waters, a fact that many fishermen have mixed feelings about.But wouldn’t that make more money?What’s to worry about?Let’s move on.There are more than 120 species of king crab in the world, but only three are of economic importance to humans, and one of them is the giant Red King crab, the hero of the day.Also known as the Alaskan king crab or Kamchatka King crab, red king crabs can grow very large, with carapaces up to 28 centimeters wide;The leg span is 1.8 meters long.Their earliest natural habitat was in the Bering Sea between st. Lawrence and the Aleutian Islands, but they now seem to be spreading like crazy thanks to a Russian introduction program in the 1960s.They love cold water, but they’re extremely adaptable, and they can handle it at about 29 to 55°F.When young, red king crabs tend to inhabit shallow waters less than 20 meters deep.Once they are about two years old, they travel in packs to depths of 50 metres.This is to protect them from predators and they then hide in sandy substrate waters before moving to shallower rocky areas to mate as adults.As an omnivore, the red King crab will eat almost anything, including dead and decaying plant and animal material, and prey on a variety of invertebrates.In its native range, the red King crab may face predation from a variety of sharks, fish, cephalopods and whales.Much depends on their life stage, with larger, more mature crabs less vulnerable to predation.As invasive species, few predators can tackle them.With no natural predators and plenty of food to eat, the red king crab will breed safely and soon be the king of waters above 60 meters.But humans are their natural enemies everywhere.Why is it so expensive?You must have seen the answer to this question on various marketing accounts, such as difficult to catch, limited fishing and so on.Why don’t you just grow it?Like eels, eels are getting cheaper.The reason why king crab did not appear breed a pattern, be because the person that eats is little, digest not big yield, that need not breed, take fine goods route directly not good?Limited release can be overcharged, and by the way, the marketing number of the road, let them do free publicity.So the king crab’s value is purely a “human design” for them.I’m not gonna get shot for telling the truth, am I?