ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Possible changes to Maryland’s crabbing regulations will be discussed at a meeting in Annapolis.
State officials say Monday’s meeting is a chance for the public to comment on the proposals. The meeting is to be held at 6 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Annapolis.
The proposed changes are based on results of the annual winter dredge survey. Survey results released last month showed a cold winter killed nearly a third of the bay’s adult crabs. The harvest was up, meanwhile, but still below the level set to maintain a healthy population.
State officials say changes could include higher fall bushel limits for female crabs and changing the season to take advantage of higher crab prices in June.
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