The Cromer crab fishermen began taking their pots to sea last week, a month later than usual. Fishing usually begins in March but the coldest March for 50 years, with sea temperatures down to 4C delayed the season. The edible brown crab, Cancer pagarus, does not become fully active until the temperature gets above 8C. About 120 tonnes of crab are landed by Cromer’s beach-launched boats each year.  C

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