Huaian City in Jiangsu Province is a major crayfish producer.
One farm started up 2 years ago, led mainly by young locals. Their fundraising drive drew investors nationwide.
The farm’s crayfish are prized for their soft shells and firm meat, and they fetch premium prices. They are raised in rice paddies where no agricultural chemicals are used.
Workers check nitrogen and ammonia levels in the water every day to keep the crayfish healthy.
They provide investors with real-time, online data. Now, they are installing a greenhouse, so they can raise crayfish year-round. The farm expects a 5-fold increase in sales next year.