22,000 red swamp crayfish caught in Berlin

22,000 red swamp crayfish caught in Berlin

In the second year of trying to control the red swamp crayfish population in Berlin, their number has fallen significantly.

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A red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)

Derk Ehlert of the Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection said that from the beginning of the season in April to the end of September, around 22,000 specimens had been put on the net. This is slightly more than half of the previous year's volume, which totalled 38,000. Most of the catches came from the waters in the Tiergarten in Mitte (9,000) and the Britzer Garten in Neukölln (13,000). Because omnivores are seen as a threat to native species and ecosystems, containment is needed across the EU.
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