SPRING NEWSLETTER

 

THE GREEN CRAB COOKBOOK & TOUR

Our hardcover cookbook is finally out! Written by members Mary Parks and Thanh Thái, the book explores the vast culinary potential of green crabs with diverse recipes and in-depth tutorials. Shuck green crab meat like a pro, dazzle with caviar crab cakes, or whip up an easy broth for your favorite recipes. Proceeds benefit our nonprofit and you can stay up to date on our summer book tour by visiting our website. Purchase your copy at greencrab.org, select retailers, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

 
COAUTHORS OF THE GREEN CRAB COOKBOOK: THANH THAI (LEFT) & MARY PARKS (RIGHT). PHOTO BY ROGER WARNER

COAUTHORS OF THE GREEN CRAB COOKBOOK: THANH THAI (LEFT) & MARY PARKS (RIGHT). PHOTO BY ROGER WARNER

 

OFF TO VENICE

Jamie Bassett is a Chatham fisherman, owner of Green Crab Nation, and partner on our summer soft-shell project. In Venice, soft-shell green crab is known as moeche and considered a delicacy and one of the region’s most iconic foods. Jamie is off to Venice to learn about soft-shell molting from the Tagliapietras, a family of moecante (green crab fishers) who have been molting soft-shell green crab for generations. Stay tuned for updates on Jamie’s adventures and plans for this upcoming season.

 
Photo by Marissa McMahan

Photo by Marissa McMahan

 

SPRING FUNDRAISER!

We need your help raising $5K to kickstart our season. This spring, we’re partnering with New England and Venetian fishers, Manomet, and New Hampshire Sea Grant to produce and serve U.S. soft-shell green crabs. We’re also scaling our outreach initiatives, bringing interactive discussions and demos to coastal communities. As a small organization, every penny counts and we appreciate your support!

 
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WELCOMING OUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Our board recently welcomed two stellar scientists: Gabriela Bradt Ph.D. and Marissa McMahan Ph.D. Gabby serves as a Fisheries Extension Specialist at New Hampshire Sea Grant and has been studying the feasibility of implementing a green crab fishery for bio control of the invasive species since 2015. Marissa is a Senior Fisheries Scientist at Manomet and leads their soft-shell green crab initiative. After winning a prestigious Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant, Marissa and Gabby have partnered on a massive project to produce soft-shell green crabs. The pair also organized and led last year’s Green Crab Working Summit: an intensive two-day event that took a deep dive into the emerging culinary green crab industry. We’re lucky to have them on our board given their vast experience propelling the green crab industry!


We’re also welcoming our organization’s first Executive Director: Mary Parks. Mary has a background in commercial fisheries, working with seafood companies to develop underutilized and invasive species programs. After helping found Green Crab R&D with Roger Warner back in 2016, she served for two years as our project’s Marketing Director. She’s excited to step into her new role and looks forward to our biggest season yet!

Left to Right: McMahan, Bradt, & Parks

Left to Right: McMahan, Bradt, & Parks

“RECIPE FOR DISASTER” SHOWING & BOOK SIGNING AT LITTLE ART CINEMA

Our biggest congratulations to Nubar Alexanian for premiering "Recipe for Disaster" at the Salem Film Festival! Alexanian's newest film explores the green crab invasion on the Great Marsh and features members of our project. 

Join us on April 26th for a screening of "Recipe for Disaster" at Little Art Cinema. The film will be followed by a Q&A and book signing joined by Mary Parks, coauthor of “The Green Crab Cookbook” and ED of our nonprofit.

Visit our events page for details.

 
 

LOOKING FOR CRABS?

Check out our list of suppliers to discover fishers and wholesalers in your area supplying green crabs. You can also learn more about species ID, processing, and handling by checking out our handy guide.

 

 
Mary Parks