IMET researcher looks to unlock secrets of virus that is killing softshell crabs
Baltimore, MD (August 31, 2017)
IMET researcher Dr. Eric Schott had his work on the softshell crab mortality featured recently in an article in the Bay Journal. Nearly 10 years ago, Dr. Schott discovered that the CsRV1 virus is the primary cause of mortality among softshell crabs. Since then, he has joined forces with others researchers from Maryland, Virginia, and Louisiana to learn more about the virus and ways of preventing its spread. Information on techniques and equipment resulting from this research has helped reduce softshell crab mortality in some local operations from as high as 80 percent to nearly zero. Dr. Schott and the other researchers involved in this project are doing their best to spread the word to help curb this issue as much as possible.