Monday, June 30, 2014
Prices for high quality blue crabs have reached $100 per bushel. Some South Carolina crabbers are worried that the high prices have encouraged too many people to enter the fishery. Read more at the Post and Courier.
Virginia Marine Resources Commission passed a 10% reduction in female blue crab harvests and will keep the winter dredge fishery closed for another year. These actions were taken in response to low numbers of female crabs in the 2014 winter dredge survey. The survey is conducted annually to determine the status of the blue crab population in Chesapeake Bay. Read more about Virginia's changes in the Washington Post.