In the Seadrift Lagoon, green crabs will be limited, not eliminated.   David Briggs

Scientists have given up hope on fully eradicating the invasive European green crabs that dominate the Seadrift Lagoon, after a research effort there went awry. They are now recommending keeping the population at a manageable threshold. 

The attempt to eliminate the species, which is ranked among the 100 worst invasives worldwide, in the lagoon was nearing . . .