Thursday, October 30, 2014
Blue Crab Fishery Declined Throughout US East Coast in 2013
NOAA recently released its report summarizing commercial fisheries in 2013. The commercial harvest of blue crabs declined in every US East Coast state with substantial harvests. The total US harvest of hard blue crabs decreased about 25% from 2012, although the value actually increased 3%. The full report can be found here. Gulf Coast graphs will follow in a separate post soon. Blue crabs fell to the 15th largest catch of a species by weight and the 9th greatest dollar value.