Ecuador: no crab harvesting or consumption for one month beginning 08-15-2012

Posted on August 15, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health, TRAVEL

For 31 days, starting today, will be prohibited the capture, marketing and consumption of red crabs (Ucides occidentalis) and blue (Cardisoma crassum), because it begins its molting season, that is, change the shell. This is the second year ban. The first took place between January 15 and February 15 for the breeding season of the crustacean. This time, crab, to move, generating high concentrations of calcium oxalate, harmful to health because it causes poisoning and intestinal infections. Read Article

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