Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Spawning Stock is Highest Recorded!

Results of the annual blue crab population survey in Chesapeake Bay are out and there's some great news and some not so good news. The 254 million spawning age females (this year's reproductive stock) are the most recorded in the survey. On the other hand, juvenile numbers are half what they were a year ago.

The figure above is from Maryland Department of Natural Resources Winter Dredge Survey page.

You can read more about the survey results here.