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  • Dirk Hike.

  • Feiger loves the Arctic Ocean.

  • The German has been living in Norway's high north for 12 years.

  • He takes tourists to see the sights along the coast near the Russian border.

  • He brings up one of those sites from the bottom of the sea for this tour group.

  • He only set out the traps the day before at a depth of 180 m.

  • Yeah, but one day was long enough for him to now Harlock dozens of king crabs, a delicacy all around the world.

  • Yet the crabs are also a growing ecological problem.

  • The crustaceans multiply like rabbits jump in the water.

  • You get eaten from the crabs.

  • We have crabs.

  • Wherever you are.

  • He's allowed to catch way need only from the front of the back.

  • 15 centimeters.

  • Harvesting the king crabs has brought an unheard of prosperity to Norway's economically constrained high north, including for the remote fishing village off GOOG minus.

  • In 1989 residents ran an advertisement offering their village for sale.

  • Young people were moving away because there was no work.

  • Now the village has been revived, complete with bed and breakfasts, and even and be strong on.

  • It's all thanks to none other than the King crab fishermen.

  • Life English was among the first to discover the non native species off book minus.

  • Soviet researchers had released them in the Barents Sea in the 19 fifties, but England was unaware of that when he found the monster crab in his nets one day.

  • Call me first crabs.

  • We caught way 10 to 12 kg.

  • We were taken completely by surprise.

  • But if the crabs hadn't turned up way, wouldn't have any fish processing in town now, nor any fishing boats or at most two or three.

  • But today way have 15 or 16 boats, pumpkin face and body.

  • The explosive spread of the king crab is a boon to the fishermen, But the Norwegian environmentalists and scientists are alarmed.

  • The voracious eaters air being spotted farther and farther south.

  • They're expected to reach the coast of Scotland soon.

  • Way found that the crabs are able to adapt to water temperatures of 18 degrees Celsius.

  • That means they could survive in the Mediterranean.

  • Wherever these crabs become established, they have devastating effects on the other marine life.

  • On the sea bed, some species, like mussels, starfish, have disappeared completely three.

  • King crab is also known as the monster crab.

  • It has no natural enemies on poses, a threat toe, every other living thing on the seabed we have.

  • So fisheries authorities have made the quotas generous on tourists aren't the only ones glad of that way.

  • Have the right to catch 10 crabs for our own use for free per person per year.

  • One crab is worth 900 kroner or 90 euros, right in our pockets, multiplied by 10.

  • And you know, for 1000 euros you're eating a luxury delicacy for free.

  • What?

  • Dirk Hyg Vegas serves his guest after only a short time in the kitchen.

  • Otherwise, behind Onley in Europe's and Asia's finest restaurants, Norway exports over 2000 tons of king crab all around the world annually.

  • While environmental concerns about invasive species continue the tourists saver, it's spicy meat on the Norwegian authorities hope the high fishing quotas will help keep the crab population under control.

  • The people of northern Norway, meanwhile, hope this lucrative source of income will last a while longer.

Dirk Hike.

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King crab invasion in Norway | Focus on Europe

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/27
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