An improving Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab population isn’t being overfished, but growth targets still need to be met in the coming years, according to a report released Wednesday.
The 2015 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report collected data from the Bay-wide winter dredge survey and annual blue crab harvest estimates. Results detail insights into the crab population:
Female and juvenile crab populations are up and aren’t being overfished, harvesting is down and regulations are protecting the female crab population.
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