Va. Gov. McAuliffe has made a statement about Chesapeake Bay blue crabs that is sure to seem very inflammatory to die-hard Marylanders.
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.
Marine officials in Virginia are weighing plans to reduce the harvest of female blue crabs.
Blue crab lovers may have the wrong kind of blues this summer, according to an annual winter dredge survey.
The number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay dropped steeply from last year, according to an annual survey released in April.