In the News: Sen. Hwang Promotes Protecting Ancient Mariner, Horseshoe Crab

April 29, 2022

Bill supported by state representatives aims to protect horseshoe crabs

“If we lose a species like that to extinction, what other medical marvel could we derive from this,” said Sen. Tony Hwang, (R) Fairfield.

State senators will now consider the bill, which carries a $25 penalty per violation, but raises a lot of awareness about the living fossils.

“Who would have ever thought 10, 15 years ago that the blood of the horseshoe crab could provide medical miracles in saving lives,” Hwang said.