Friday, April 19, 2013

2013 Chesapeake Bay Crab Survey: Females increase but big decline in juveniles

The results of the 2013 Chesapeake Bay Winter Dredge Survey are in and the total population of crabs is down significantly from 2012. There's a mix of good and bad news. Female numbers are up but juveniles declined sharply from record highs last year. I'll post our thoughts on the data soon. In the meantime, here are the press releases from Maryland's Department of Natural Resources and Virginia's Marine Resources Commission. The figures below are from website for the Winter Dredge Survey at MD DNR.

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