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Md. Blue Crab Population Declining

Maryland’s famous blue crabs are getting harder and harder to find. That’s been a big blow to businesses and watermen who rely on the state’s signature seafood.

09/10/2013

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Restaurants Stay ‘True Blue’ With Maryland Crabs

This is the time of year when Cathy Chisholm’s taste buds yearn for Maryland crabcakes. Not Maryland-style crabcakes.

06/03/2013

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Survey: Blue Crab Population In Chesapeake Has Dropped

The number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay has dropped steeply, according to an annual survey just released. The winter dredge survey is an indication of the supply we expect this summer.

04/21/2013

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Survey Shows Significant Drop In Blue Crabs In Bay

The number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay has dropped steeply, according to an annual survey released Friday, and Maryland officials said they will work with the crabbing industry to reduce bushel limits by about 10 percent for female crabs this year.

04/19/2013

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Cold Weather Keeps Crabs At Bottom Of Chesapeake

For months, there’s been a countdown on the Maryland Seafood website, ticking down the months, days, hours, minutes and even seconds to the most anticipated seafood season of the year: crabbing season.

04/02/2013

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Maryland Has A Crab Shortage

If you are one of the early birds looking for crabs this season, you’ve probably been disappointed. Maryland is one of many states experiencing a crab shortage.

03/16/2013

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Md. Suspends Enforcement Of Blue Crab Harvest Time

The Department of Natural Resources says it will not enforce times for removing crabs from commercial pots so fishermen can prepare for Hurricane Sandy.

10/26/2012

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Figures Show Md. Led The Nation In 2011 Crab Catch

Maryland’s crab harvest last year led the nation. That’s according to figures released Wednesday by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

09/19/2012

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Md. Blue Crabs Bigger And Cheaper This Season

Picture them laid out on a brown paper-wrapped picnic table: Steaming hot Maryland blue crabs, covered in Old Bay.

06/20/2012

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Blue Crab Numbers In The Chesapeake Bay At 19-Year High

As comebacks go, it’s off the charts. Researchers are finding a population explosion of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay.

04/19/2012

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Maryland Hopes To Win Sales With Sustainable Crab

Competition is tough when it comes to the packaged blue crab meat many associate with the Chesapeake Bay but which often comes from the Gulf of Mexico, Venezuela and the Far East. That’s one reason Maryland fisheries officials hope to set their catch apart by touting the state’s sustainable fishing methods.

03/27/2012

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Gov. O’Malley Proposes Reform Of More Than 130 Policies

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants more than 130 regulatory policies to be repealed or modified.

03/09/2012

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