Md. Tightens Female Crab Restrictions Due To Crab ShortageA sudden plunge in the blue crab population in the bay means belt-tightening for watermen.
Female Crabs Outnumbering Males May Be A Problem In Chesapeake BayOut of the Chesapeake’s many problems, add sexual imbalance. It’s become a real possibility among the bay’s blue crabs.
Chesapeake Female Crabs Outnumber Males In Bay Male crabs have their pick of mates in the Chesapeake Bay.
Chesapeake Crab Assessment Focuses On FemalesBig 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.
DNR Lifts Restrictions For Catching Female Blue CrabsMore crabs. A healthier outlook for the Chesapeake Bay means the Department of Natural Resources has lifted some restrictions for commercial crabbers.

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