UMaine research included in Mainebiz article on green crabs

A Mainebiz article on the potential uses for invasive green crabs mentioned research from the University of Maine. Food scientists at UMaine tested green crab empanadas last summer, and found that two-thirds of testers approved them, according to Mainebiz. The article also referenced a UMaine news release quoting Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias and director of research at the Downeast Institute. Beal said in the release that juvenile soft-shell clams are not surviving to adulthood because of predation by green crabs, contributing to a decline in Maine’s soft-shell clam population.