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Va. Scientist Thinks He Knows What’s Killing Off Blue Crabs

An annual dredge of the Chesapeake Bay says the number of harvestable blue crabs decreased significantly this between 2013 and 2014 — to levels that haven’t been seen since before strict conservation restrictions went into effect more than five years ago.

07/03/2014

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Va. Officials Act to Reduce Female Blue Crab Catch

Marine officials in Virginia are weighing plans to reduce the harvest of female blue crabs.

06/24/2014

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Chesapeake’s Crab Population is Down, So Prices Could Rise Steeply This Summer

Blue crab lovers may have the wrong kind of blues this summer, according to an annual winter dredge survey.

05/02/2014

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Don’t Call It A Comeback (Yet): Blue Crab Recovery Is A Delicate Process

The number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay dropped steeply from last year, according to an annual survey released in April.

07/15/2013

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