Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Went Up 60% Since 2018, Report Says

"ANNAPOLIS, MD. — The blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay has increased nearly 60 percent since 2018, a new report says– meaning you can dig into 60 percent more crabs over Fourth of July weekend!

The annual Blue Crab Advisory Report, released Tuesday by the Chesapeake Bay Program and developed by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee, found that the overall Bay blue crab population is not depleted and is not being overfished.

It increased from 372 million in 2018 to 594 million in 2019."

WJZ/Baltimore had the story July 2, 2019.


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Source: WJZ, 07/03/2019