Ipswich Clammers, officials discuss solutions for devastating green crabs

The obvious solution

They’ve been in the ocean here since the late 1800s, but there is a growing concern about the continued invasion of green crabs and their impact on the region’s clamming industry. “Green crab will eat about anything, especially juvenile shellfish,” said Scott LaPreste, Ipswich’s shellfish constable. “It is our biggest shellfish issue right now,” he said.   Read [email protected] 07:43

  • Have the State of Massachusetts proposed effort to Buy Local Seafood include a state wide challenge to all restaurants to prepare a Green Crab entree which would result in a cash prize to the establishment who has the most verifiable Green Crab purchases from a licensed Massachusetts Dealer. One suggestion ( Shore Crab Soup ) !