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2008-12-30 10:55:00

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. Environmental Protection Agency, charged with safeguarding the natural environment, has failed to impose a regulatory cap on the amount of pollution entering the bay and to enforce the Clean Water Act, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said. The foundation said in October it intended to sue the agency for failing to fulfill its obligation to...

2008-11-27 17:38:22

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. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission approved the freeze late Tuesday. The state wants to prevent a rapid return of fishing for blue crabs in Chesapeake Bay if the species makes a comeback. Frozen licenses could only be renewed if crab numbers...

2008-09-25 17:46:30

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. Federal and state officials praised the declaration issued yesterday by Department of Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez. "Maryland's blue crab and the traditional fishing industry that it supports face difficult times and the federal funding...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

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. The crackdown, from the Potomac River to the North Carolina line and along the Eastern Shore, involved almost the entire marine police force of 70 men...

2008-07-13 18:00:15

Lobstermen in Connecticut say they fear for their financial future because of declining lobster harvests brought on by warming water trends. Nick Crismale said he continues to fish for the profitable crustaceans, though their numbers have fallen dramatically as the temperature of area waters has risen, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. I've got 800 traps in the water and I've got another 1,200 to put in, Crismale said. I don't know why I'm putting them in, but I'm putting them in....

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2008-05-28 08:52:53

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.Horseshoe crabs lay the eggs on the shores of the east coast every spring, and the migratory birds rely on the eggs as a source of food.Before the restrictions were put in place, commercial fishermen had harvested millions of crabs, which they used for bait while fishing for conch and...

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2008-03-12 06:00:00

The World's Largest Fishcake. Sort of leaves a bad taste in the mouth, doesn't it? "Hey, we don't make fish cakes. We make crab cakes. But I'll take it for now until I can convince them to call it a crab cake," says Jim Cupp, regional sales manager for Handy International and the chief architect of the world's largest crab cake. 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...

2007-07-19 15:10:00

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. The Chinese mitten crab appears to be spreading up the East Coast, and so is its reputation for displacing native animals, fouling fishing nets and destabilizing riverbanks. Scientists think the crabs may be breeding in Chesapeake and Delaware bays. In May, Chinese mitten crabs were found in the waters near New York's Tappan Zee...

2006-03-25 18:41:14

HOOPERS ISLAND, Md. (AP) - 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. The state biologists predict their annual survey of 1,500 sites on the bay will show the blue crab population stabilizing. Crabbers tend to agree. Although the blue crab population is nowhere near what it was decades ago, some crabbers grudgingly admit they are seeing the effects of the regulations...

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2004-12-16 14:47:42

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- 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. The anger reached the boiling point after a crush of fishing boats during the season's frenetic first week in mid-November produced a Dungeness glut so big that fishermen say it led to the...


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2009-03-27 18:08:12

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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