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Horseshoe Crabs in Hong Kong

Horseshoe crabs in Hong Kong

What are the major threats to our horseshoe crabs?

Our horseshoe crabs face similar threats as their friends in other areas do. The threats include:

  1. [Horseshoe crabs were over-harvested for food, fertilizer and fish bait (by Mike Millard)]
    Horseshoe crabs were over-harvested for food, fertilizer and fish bait (by Mike Millard).
    Coastal development which causes loss of spawning and nursery grounds;
  2. Pollution which results in lower reproduction and survival rate;
  3. Over-harvesting of the animal for food, especially for their eggs.
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Last Review Date : 09 August 2013