Latest Blue crab Stories
The Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population has been devastated by pollution, overfishing and lax federal oversight, a U.S. environmental group said. The U.S.
Virginia says it plans to refuse crab license renewals for 800 fishermen who did not catch any crabs between 2004 and 2007. The watermen would be unable to renew their licenses from 2009 through at least 2012, The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot reports.
By LIAM FARRELL Staff Writer The federal government has issued a fishery disaster declaration for the Chesapeake Bay blue crab, potentially providing millions of dollars for watermen struggling with low harvests and tighter regulations.
By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot virginia beach State marine police completed a massive enforcement sweep Thursday against illegal crabbing in coastal waters and the Chesapeake Bay, a campaign described as the first of its kind in Virginia, aimed at protecting slumping crab stocks during the summer harvest season.
Lobstermen in Connecticut say they fear for their financial future because of declining lobster harvests brought on by warming water trends.
Experts are pointing to restrictions in U.S. east coast states on harvesting horseshoe crabs as the cause of the recent surge in the population of endangered migrating shore birds after years of over-fishing.
After more than a year of waiting, Handy International, the Crisfield seafood-processing company, is the proud co-owner of a Guinness World Records' certificate that finally designates a Maryland-Delaware culinary creation to be the largest crab -- eh, fish -- cake in the history of such endeavors. Stop the presses and pass the Old Bay.
By JOHN RICHARDSON Staff Writer Mainers are being asked to keep an eye out for a strange crab that has furry claws and can live in both fresh and salt water.
As state biologists in Maryland and Virginia wrap up their annual winter dredge survey, crabbers face the opening of blue crab season on April 1 with cautious optimism.
San Francisco's quintessential meal is fresh Dungeness crab, a glass of chardonnay and sourdough bread. But now, local crab fishermen and connoisseurs worry that one of the city's most beloved delicacies is in trouble, a victim of too many boats pulling up too many crabs all at once.
Callinectes sapidus, or more familiarly known as the Blue Crab, is a crustacean inhabiting the waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Maryland advertises the species as its State Crustacean and consequently, it is the subject of an extensive fishery there. The Blue Crab is particularly aggressive and complicated to handle safely. It is hostile and known to react at any movement they determine a threat. The western edge of the Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to...
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