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Taiwanese crabs clawing share of gourmet market

QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY:Despite being two decades behind China in breeding experience, Taiwan’s Chinese mitten crabs are of a higher quality, industry experts say

By Fu Chao-piao, Peng Chien-li and Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

That is why there are concerns about drug traces tainting crabs imported from China, Fan said.

“While the quality of Chinese mitten crabs tend to be inconsistent, Taiwan-bred crabs may stand a good chance of making it to banquet tables in Hong Kong and Macao in the near future if the country develops a more sophisticated aquaculture technique and further boosts the crabs’ survival rate,” Fan said.

Additional reporting by Chung Li-hua

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