Horseshoe Crab Sustainability Project

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

Internally funded initiative

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This unique program was launched 2 years ago and to date, we are excited to report that we have reared and released over 850,000 juvenile crabs into coastal waters!  The ACC Horseshoe Crab Sustainability Project was aimed at complementing our 45 year history of horseshoe crab conservation and to 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.  Please check back for future updates!

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