On September 10, 2020, Chinese mitten crabs farmers in Xinhua Farm Reservoir, Xinhua Town, Linze County, Zhangye City, Gansu Province were busy catching fully cultivated Chinese
On that day, Chinese mitten crabs farmers in Xinhua Farm Reservoir, Xinhua Town, Linze County were busy catching and packing fully cultivated Chinese mitten crabs, and then airlifting them to customers in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hubei province. It is reported that aquatic products cultivation enjoys exceptional advantages thanks to the large area of rivers, lakes and swamps formed by the water of Heihe River in Linze County to the north of Qilian Mountain. In recent years, the industry of Chinese mitten crab cultivation has been introduced to Linze. Green crabs, which were originally bred in coastal areas, which are nearly 3,000 kilometers away, have been transported to Linze for cultivation to increase the income of farmers on the plateau. Autumn is the season when Chinese mitten crabs are mature enough to be caught. The cultivation of 100,000 kilograms of Chinese mitten crabs has yielded successful results. They are being caught and airlifted to Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hubei Province for sale.