Handling Crabs for the Live Market, Part II Vivier Transport

Summary
The rapid development of the British crab industry, and in particular the increasing interest in the export of live crabs to continental seafood markets, has resulted in many operators without previous experience turning to this side of the trade. Some species of crab, notably the velvet or swimming crab, are less robust than others and have proved difficult to transport alive from the main fishing areas to the markets. This data sheet therefore outlines some of the steps that can be taken by vivier truck operators to minimise death and maximise the quality of the live product.
Author
  • Seafish Technology
Publication Reference No.
1990/4/SF
Publication date
01 January 1990

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