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Associates of Cape Cod, Inc.

Horseshoe Crab Sustainability Project

Focuses on supporting fisheries worldwide and ensuring the genetic diversity of the horseshoe crab.


Internally funded initiative
Download Our Horseshoe Crab Sustainability Project Flyer (pdf)

Associates of Cape Cod, Inc. (ACC ), is pleased to announce an exciting new initiative aimed at complementing our 45 year history of horseshoe crab conservation. ACC introduces a Horseshoe Crab Sustainability Project that will help ensure a stable supply of horseshoe crabs now and for future generations to come. Working with local regulators and having received a class 1 type 4 aquaculture permit and utilizing a patent pending process, ACC collects HSC eggs, fertilizes, grows and strategically releases horseshoe crabs back into their natural environment. This program only utilizes eggs collected from bait crabs that are sacrificed for the eel, conch and whelk fisheries, extending their genetic legacy for generations to come.

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