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2013-10-18 23:01:23

Harvest quotas reflect Alaska's commitment to sustainable wild seafood. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 Today, October 18th 2013, marks the start of the 2013-2014 harvest season for Bristol Bay red king crab, Bristol Bay tanner crab, and Alaska Bering Sea snow crab, three legendary and sought-after varieties of seafood. Collectively these fisheries represent the most significant numbers in terms of Alaska’s crab harvest. The 2013 Total Allowable Catches (TACs), which are...

King Crabs Invading Antarctica
2011-09-07 07:43:05

  Global warming is the most likely cause of a growing number of king crabs that have been marching along the sea floor toward West Antarctica, according to a report by biologists on Wednesday. The intruder, 'Neolithodes yaldwyni Ahyong and Dawson', a bright-red deep-sea predator that had previously been spotted only in the Ross Sea, on the other side of West Antarctica, is now living and reproducing in abundance on the western edge of the icy continent. Writing in the journal...

2009-07-02 11:08:31

Researchers from the University of Southampton have drawn together 200 years' worth of oceanographic knowledge to investigate the distribution of a notorious deep-sea giant - the king crab. The results, published this week in the Journal of Biogeography, reveal temperature as a driving force behind the divergence of a major seafloor predator; globally, and over tens of millions of years of Earth's history.In deep seas all over the world, around 100 species of king crabs live largely...

2009-04-18 11:40:54

The Chesapeake Bay's female blue crab population doubled in the last year, say Maryland and Virginia officials working to halt steep declines in harvests. The increase was credited to catch restrictions aimed at preserving females so they can live to produce future generations, The Sun newspaper in Baltimore reported Saturday. Overall, the Bay's blue crab numbers increased from an estimated 280 million in 2007-2008 to more than 418 million in 2008-2009, with the number of baby crabs holding...

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...

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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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2006-08-11 18:55:00

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Scientists say the oxygen-starved "dead zone" along the Pacific Coast that is causing massive crab and fish die-offs is worse than initially thought. Scientists say weather, not pollution, appears to be the culprit, and no relief is in sight. However, some say there is no immediate sign yet of long-term damage to the crab fishery. Oregon State University scientists looking for weather changes that could reverse the situation aren't finding them, and they say levels of...

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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...


Latest Crab fisheries Reference Libraries

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2008-05-05 22:46:13

The Japanese Spider Crab (Macrocheira kaempferi), is the largest living arthropod. Fully grown, the Japanese Spider Crab can reach a leg span of almost 13 ft, a body size of up to 15 inches and a weight of up to 44 pounds. It is believed to have a life expectancy of up to 100 years. The crab's natural habitat is on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean (some 1000 to 1300 feet deep) around Japan. The crab has an orange body, but it has white spots on its thin legs. In male specimens, the limbs on...

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2008-05-05 22:38:10

The Bairdi Crab or Tanner Crab (Chionoecetes bairdi), is a species of crab found in the Bering Sea. It is closely related to the Opilio Crab, which also is found in the Bering Sea. Their appearance is similar, and Opilio and Bairdi can be difficult for a person not familiar with the two species to distinguish. Bairdi Crab were largely fished from 1996 to 2006. Restrictions were put in place due to overfishing and when their population nearly died out.

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2008-05-04 22:50:33

The Common Rock Crab (Hemigrapsus edwardsi), is a marine large-eyed crab of the family Grapsidae. It is endemic to the sea coasts of New Zealand although not in the Chatham Islands or the southern islands. This common intertidal crab occurs in a variety of habitat, under boulders, on the rocky reef, and on sand and mud flats. Its shell grows to around 1.5 inches wide. Coloration is a reddish purple, mottled with dirty white patches, with pale green antennules with dark red spots, but there...

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2008-05-01 00:27:07

The Flower Crab (Portunus pelagicus), also known as the Blue Crab, Blue Swimmer Crab, Blue Manna Crab or Sand Crab, is a large crab found in the intertidal estuaries of the Indian and Pacific Oceans (Asian coasts) and the Middle-Eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The name "flower crab" is used in east Asian countries while the latter names are used in Australia. The crabs are widely distributed in eastern Africa, Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The Flower Crab is not...

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