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It’s a War! Crab vs. clam: A battle to the death

The green crab has long been an enemy of clammers in New England. Originating in  the British Isles, it is thought that they arrived in the holds/ballast of ships  sometime around the time of the U.S. Civil War. “They multiply by the tens of thousands” says Ipswich Clam Constable Scott  LaPreste. “Last year we took out 10 tons of green crabs from just one area,  Eagle Hill Cove.” [email protected]  13:04