Crayfish

frozen chilled
Crayfish

This originally American species was introduced for farming in China in the twenties; as a consequence of escapes the species developed in the fresh water lakes and rivers in China.

Species information

Commercial name
Crayfish
Scientific name

Procambarus clarkii

Family
Cambaridae
Catch area
Inland fishery in China
Catch method
Net fishing, traps
Catch season

April-June

Estimated volume/year

n/a

Available as
Chilled and frozen, mostly cooked and peeled
Available sizes
U100 pcs/lb up to 250-300 pcs/lb (mixed size, cooked and peeled)
Sustainability details

The fishery is already very sustainable: fishing methods are extensive, no bottom destruction, low energy cost, no overfishing, no ghostfishing, no unobserved mortality and no by-catch.

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