Extraction of astaxanthin from European green crabs

Period: 2018 - 2019

European green crabs (EGCs; Carcinus maenas) are amongst the world’s top hundred most invasive species with potentially harmful effects on the oceanic ecosystem. These small creatures are rapidly spreading on a global scale and are even being dispersed to non-native habitats through a variety of transportation means such as ship hulls and sea planes. EGCs consume almost anything, most importantly fish, fish food, and fish offspring, thereby adversely influencing the fishing business.






Funded by:

Project: Extraction of astaxanthin from European green crabs and investigation of the value of the resulting sidestreams including the development of Bisque and stock
Period:  December 2018 - December 2019
Grant donor: Vækstforum Sjælland, The European Union
Total grant: DKK 250,000


Marcel Skejovic Joehnke
Ingredient and Dairy Technology