A competition for selecting the hairy crab king and queen of Taihu Lake was held at Dongshan Town on November 11.
Wuzhong District is the major provider of Taihu Lake hairy crabs, and is where 6,000 hectares for farming area for crabs is maintained. This year it yielded 6,500 tons of hairy crabs. Dongshan Town yields about 80% of Taihu Lake hairy crabs. The selection of hairy crab king and queen is a popular annual activity.
This year’s Taihu Lake crab king weighed 555g, which broke the history record of 545g registered in 2011. The crab queen this year weighed 320g.