[Explanation] It's not Yangcheng Lake crab, so why live in Suzhou in this life.

On September 22, the annual Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs were officially caught.

A reporter from China News Agency learned from the scene that the production of hairy crabs is expected to be 10,940 tons this year.

  [Concurrent] China News Agency reporter Ge Yong

  The autumn wind blows, crab feet are itchy, and it’s the annual hairy crab catching season. Dear viewers, my current location is on the banks of Yangcheng Lake in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province. The 2021 Yangcheng Lake hairy crab catching ceremony begins today. From the picture behind me I saw that the Yangcheng Lake hairy crab fishing boats that went to the scene of the opening ceremony were lined up and ready to go.

  [Explanation] It is understood that this year's climatic conditions are beneficial to the growth of hairy crabs. Although the total number of hairy crabs is basically the same as last year, the number of crabs with two females and four males has increased.

  [Concurrent] Crab Farmer Xu Hao

  This year, the quality of our hairy crabs should be the best year in recent years, because we have adopted large-sized female parents and more scientific and standardized breeding management.

The size of our crabs this year is generally relatively large, such as male crabs of 5 to 6 taels and female crabs of 3 to 4 taels, which are relatively common.

  [Commentary] Xu Hao told reporters that his father has been breeding hairy crabs in Yangcheng Lake since 1996.

In 2004, after graduating from university, he and his father jointly ran a local crab farmer cooperative.

  [Concurrent] Crab Farmer Xu Hao

  This year, there are few hot weather and moderate rainfall, which is very suitable for the growth of hairy crabs and aquatic plants.

The weight of the male crab in my hand has reached more than 5 taels, and the female crab in my right hand is more than 4 taels.

Female crabs are eaten in September of the lunar calendar, male crabs are eaten in October of the lunar calendar, and during the Double Ninth Festival, the quality of (Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs) is the best.

  [Concurrent] Yao Shuisheng, Director of the Press Office, Yangcheng Lake Hairy Crab Industry Association, Suzhou City

  In recent years, we (Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs) have introduced an ecological, technological, and standardized breeding model. At the same time, we have also strengthened the construction of a quality management platform, strengthened monitoring, and started from the source. (Expected) the output of Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs this year will reach 10940 about.

  [Explanation] It is understood that Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs can be listed in batches before and after the National Day, and the price is expected to rise.

  Reporter Ge Yong reports from Suzhou, Jiangsu

Editor in charge: [Li Yuxin]