The Japanese firm Segegaku has been trying to remove the protection of horseshoe crabs from the Feds to the state since their 2000 lawsuit. They produce about $10 Million dollars of Limulus lysate from horseshoe crabs every year. A quart of processed blood is worth $30,000. They desperately want to get their hands on the largest population of horseshoe crabs in NE.
Read more in “Crab Wars; A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, bioterrorism and Human Health,” available in local bookstores and through UPNE.com.