Gucheng Lake Crab Breeding Base--Jiangsu
- Description: Gucheng Lake is in Gaochun town, Jiangsu Province, about three and a half hours' drive from Shanghai. Guchen Lake Crab Breeding Base has been known by many for its being China's first organic crab-bre
Gucheng Lake is in Gaochun town, Jiangsu Province, about three and a half hours' drive from Shanghai. Guchen Lake Crab Breeding Base has been known by many for its being China's first organic crab-breeding base, China's first breeding base for Chinese mitten crab, China's first model base for ecology-friendly crab-breeding base, Jiangsu province's first well-known brand of aquatic products and China's first Standardized Chinese mitten crab Producing Base. Besides, it is also regarded as one of representing products of Chinese geographical diversity, a well-known brand in Jiangsu and the whole country. It is also rewarded as green product by Jiangsu Consumers Association. Crabs from Gaochun are less famous than Yangcheng's, but they are also delicious and much cheaper. Depending on the season, the prices could be half or even one-third that of Yancheng Lake crabs.
Gaochun has developed the crab breeding since 1990. The crab production increased from 156 tons to 11,000 tons in 2008, and the output value of crabs grew from 9 million yuan to 1 billion yuan in 2008. At present, Gaochun has set the exclusive stores for selling Gucheng Lake crabs in 56 big or middle cities across the country and has established marketing relationship with more than 150 cities.
Gucheng Lake Crab’s become more and more popular in the world. Gaochun town has a Mitten Crab Festival every September, such as the Ninth Gucheng Lake Crab Festival of Nanjing in 2009, nearly one thousand of merchants of China and foreign countries attended, including the merchants from the countries or regions of the United States, Britain, Italy, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Taiwan,etc. On the opening ceremony, the Gucheng Lake crab was officially awarded the highest honor in China's trademark field - Well-known Brand in China, and it becomes the only crab brand that gets this honor among all aquatic products in China.