Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Bycatch: Flat-Clawed Hermit Crab

The flat-clawed hermit crab, Pagurus pollicaris, finds an empty mollusk shell to protect its soft abdomen.


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The Marine Fisheries Stock Enhancement program breeds and rears game fish and mollusks for release into marine waters and evaluates the use of hatchery-reared animals.

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