【Commentary】The autumn wind rises, and the crab feet itch. Recently, the "2023 China Suzhou Yangcheng Lake Hairy Crab Fishing Festival" opened in Changshu Shajiabang Scenic Area, Jiangsu.

【Commentary】Yangcheng Lake hairy crab, also known as golden claw crab, is a specialty of Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, and is also a national geographical indication product of China. Crab farmer Tang Zhengyuan, a native of Suzhou who has been farming crabs for 21 years, came to his own crab pond in the purse seine net No. 63 in Yangcheng Lake on the same day to catch the first crab of the year.

【During the same period】Crab farmer Tang Zhengyuan

I have raised hairy crabs for more than 20 years, and they have always been very standardized (farmed), and the reputation and quality of hairy crabs in Yangcheng Lake have always been very good. (Under normal circumstances) Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs at the end of September and early October, the female crab first matures, how to choose the crab, see if the (crab) belly is bulging, the legs are hard or not, if (the crab) is hard, it is mature.

In front of the camera, a busy crab farmer named Wang Zheng, in 2000, he and his uncle began to farm crabs locally.

【During the same period】Crab farmer Wang Zheng

This year's climate is really gratifying for farmers, our Yangcheng Lake area can be said to be smooth wind and rain, and it is very conducive to the shelling and growth of hairy crabs.

【Commentary】Crab farmer Xu Hao introduced that this year's high temperature days are less than in previous years, and the rainfall is moderate, which is very suitable for the growth of hairy crabs.

【During the same period】Crab farmer Xu Hao

This year, during the last shelling of (crabs), the light is very abundant, and the temperature is very suitable, which is very suitable for hairy crabs to shed shelling, as well as calcium absorption, this year, the quality of crabs will be very good.

【Explanation】In order to ensure the quality of hairy crabs in Yangcheng Lake, the quality of hairy crabs in Yangcheng Lake has been traced and managed by one crab and one buckle. At the event site, the 2023 edition of Yangcheng Lake hairy crab agricultural products geographical indication anti-counterfeiting special logo was newly unveiled.

【During the same period】Suzhou Yangcheng Lake hairy crab industry association spokesperson Yao Shuisheng

This year, we have made a new improvement in anti-counterfeiting, the purple-red hairy crab representing purse seine farming in the lake area, and the dark green representing the hairy crab cultured in high-standard ponds.

According to Yao Shuisheng, spokesperson of Suzhou Yangcheng Lake Hairy Crab Industry Association, this year, crab farmers have become more refined, ecological and scientific and technological in the selection of seedling crabs and feeding of bait, and the specifications and quality of crabs are better than last year.

【During the same period】Suzhou Yangcheng Lake hairy crab industry association spokesperson Yao Shuisheng

This year, the area of purse seine culture in our lake area and the area of high-standard pond culture is about 8,6 mu, and the total output is expected to reach about 11000,1600 tons, an increase of about <>,<> tons over last year.

【Commentary】After the start of fishing, Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs will be listed one after another and begin to supply markets across the country.

Reporting by Zhu Wei and Ge Yong, Jiangsu Changshu

Responsible Editor: [Liu Pai]