Sanmen Mud Crab Breeding Area--Zhejiang
- Description: Sanmen County is located at the Sanmen Bay in Zhejiang coast. With Ningbo to its north and Wenzhou to its south, there is a convenient traffic in air, land and water. Because of fertile sea water with
Sanmen County is located at the Sanmen Bay in Zhejiang coast. With Ningbo to its north and Wenzhou to its south, there is a convenient traffic in air, land and water. Because of fertile sea water with no pollution, suitable salt density and rich sea living things, annual output of mud crab reaches 15,000 tons. Famous “Sanmen Bay brand” mud crab sales well in the markets of cities. The title of "The Home of Mud Crabs in China" has been approved by the Ministry of Agriculture.
In Sanmen county, not only the local mud crabs are sold, but the mud crabs from neighborhood counties are sold in the markets. Sanmen County has 2 main mud crab markets, one is Sanmen mud crab professional market, which was established in 2002, has more than 100 booths, mud crab, the sales volume can reach 5 million kg in each busy day, and annal turnover was RMB 500 million yuan. the other is Sanmen China's mud crab town, which was established in 2004, has 180 booth, the annual turnover was RMB 600 million yuan.
Sanmen mud crab is known for its “thin shell, matured roe, tender meat and good taste”. Sanmen County has over 200 years of mud crab breeding and catching. The breeding area of “Sanmen Bay” saw-bordered mud crabs is nearly 100 thousand mu, producing an annual output of over 15,000 tons of crabs,with an annual value of RMB 700 million yuan, accounting for half of Zhejiang Province and one fifth of the whole country and is increasing by 20 thousand mu a year—a prospect of “Sanmen mud crabs dominating the market”. Every September, when the autumn wind breezes a cool freshness, the crab matures and the roe is a golden yellow. Thousands of domestic and international tourists and customers from far and wide are attracted to the Sanmen Mud Crab Festival.