The life of Horseshoe crabs
How to stop the decreasing population!
Many horseshoe crab habits are being fished faster than the crabs can reproduce. A problem with that is these animals do not migrate like other animals... so the habitats they live in do not repopulate the way they should be.
Problems with overfishing of horseshoe crabs
Many other species use them as a source for food and without them, those species would die.
A population decrease in one area means the fisherman lose money and the population of horseshoe crabs can not reproduce
Benefits of fishing horseshoe crabs
They are used in Medicine
It helps support the population of some states
Many coastal states fish these animals in order to help support their state economy
Horseshoe crabs can be used in order to detcet harmful chemicals in medication.
The free farming of horseshoe crabs should not be allowed and if fishing them is allowed regulations should be in place.