Green Crab Working Summit

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Green Crab Fishery and Market Development to Mitigate the Impacts of an Invasive Species


Join us at O’Maine Studios this summer for the Green Crab Working Summit. The summit is designed for fishermen, chefs, consumers, anyone in the seafood industry, regulators, scientists and educators who have been thinking about, studying or already fishing for, or eating green crabs. Let’s come together to strategize on how to develop a viable fishery and markets for this invasive crab -- a delicious, plentiful and full of potential crustacean that is wreaking havoc economically and environmentally!

The two-day agenda will include speakers from chefs to educators to scientists, cooking demonstrations, round-table discussions, and opportunities to make connections and strategize. This summit is an excellent opportunity to learn from each other, network and strategize on how best to mitigate the impacts of this invader.


green crab
fried crab
green crabs in a cage
Green crab dish

Photo by Jonathan Taggart

Green crab uni

Photo by Jamie Bassett (

June 6 - 7, 2018

Portland, ME


June 6: Presentations, panel discussions, break-out groups

Topics will include

Green crab ecology/biology

  • Population trends
  • Impacts to local ecosystems/mitigation

Green crab fishery development

  • Soft-shell crab fishery
  • Bait fishery
  • Roe fishery

Green crab products/marketing

  • Green crab R&D
  • Green crab nation

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Cocktail reception, live cooking demonstration and green crab tasting. This event is included in summit registration fee.

June 7: Reconvene for summary, break-out groups for Next Step action items.

Nearby Services

Portland Pie Co.
Zen Chinese Bistro
Becky's Diner - Lobster Rolls
The King's Head Pub
Three Dollar Deweys
Bam Bam Bakery
Brian Boru Public House
Hi Bombay
Artemisia Cafe
Little Tap House
Bao Bao Dumpling House
Mi Sen
Coffee By Design
Congress Bar & Grill
Green Elephant
The Dogfish Bar and Grille
Dunkin' Donuts
Speckled Ax
Five Fifty-Five
Nosh Kitchen Bar
Taco Escobarr
Marcy's Diner
Binga's Stadium


Holiday Inn by the Bay Parking Garage
60 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
207-775-2311; $12/day

Participants can park here regardless even if you do not stay at the hotel.

For additional information please contact:
Gabriela Bradt,
Marissa McMahan,

Media Features

SeacoastOnline, May 8, 2018

WGME, May 14, 2018