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Md. Tightens Female Crab Restrictions Due To Crab Shortage

A sudden plunge in the blue crab population in the bay means belt-tightening for watermen.

05/14/2013

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Female Crabs Outnumbering Males May Be A Problem In Chesapeake Bay

Out of the Chesapeake’s many problems, add sexual imbalance. It’s become a real possibility among the bay’s blue crabs.

01/13/2012

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Chesapeake Female Crabs Outnumber Males In Bay

Male crabs have their pick of mates in the Chesapeake Bay.

01/10/2012

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Chesapeake Crab Assessment Focuses On Females

Big male crabs fetch the highest prices, but when it comes to ensuring the Chesapeake Bay will continue to produce those No. 1 males, researchers are increasingly paying attention to how many females are harvested.

08/09/2011

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DNR Lifts Restrictions For Catching Female Blue Crabs

More crabs. A healthier outlook for the Chesapeake Bay means the Department of Natural Resources has lifted some restrictions for commercial crabbers.

05/29/2011