Monday, June 30, 2014
Female Blue Crab Harvest Reduced 10% in Virginia
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.