Years ago, after Tet holiday, the crab in Nghệ An was the most expensive of the year, with 120,000 VND/kg, but this year it was only 75,000 VND/kg.
Crabs are processed into specialties in many cities, especially crab vermicelli in Hanoi. Therefore, many Nghệ An farmers have an additional source of income from catching crabs.
In Yên Thành district, since the 3rd day of this Tet holiday, many farmers have gone to the field “hunting” crabs. However, this year crab prices decreased sharply compared to previous years.
Mr. Nguyen Van Hai (Bắc Thành village) said that in previous years, crab price was 120,000 VND/kg, but this year it was only 75,000 VND/kg.
Observations at the crab collection points in the districts of Yen Thanh, Dien Chau, Do Luong … on this occasion show that not only adults but also children wear flashlights, bring plastic buckets to catch crab. The more people get 2 – 3 kg, the less can get 0.5 – 1 kg, after the weight is finished, the traders pay immediately, everyone is excited.