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Record low numbers prompt limits on Chesapeake Bay crabbing

ANNAPOLIS — New restrictions on crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay will take effect this year after the blue crab count plummeted to its lowest level since surveys began in 1990. Tighter harvest limits are being issued by both Maryland and ...

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Cold weather keeps crabs at bottom of Chesapeake

ANNAPOLIS — 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. Monday marks the start of crabbing ...

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Electronic crab reporting gaining interest

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland crabbing industry officials say electronic harvest reporting is catching on. Maryland’s Blue Crab Industry Design Team says almost 270 commercial crabbers and crab dealers have expressed interest in participating in the electronic reporting program for the 2013 ...

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