Employees sort crabs at a storage facility in the Tunisian coastal city of Zarzis, Aug. 30, 2018. (AFP/Fathi Nasri)
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Tunisian fishermen saw the blue crab wreak such havoc on their catches when it first appeared that they nicknamed it after the terrifying militants of Daesh (ISIS). But now four years after these scourges of the sea invaded their waters the predators have turned into prey as the fishermen in the North African country cash in on the crustaceans.Either their eggs were transported on boats to the region or they arrived as part of a lengthy migration that started when the Suez Canal opened in 1869 .However the crabs turned up, their impact has been damaging. "The situation has completely changed," fisherman Zayoud said.He has started going after fish with his nets, and crabs with cages.
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