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2009 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Natural Resources,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://chesapeakebay.noaa.gov/docs/BlueCrabAdvisoryReport2009.pdf

Reports a 70% increase in the abundance of spawning age blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay. Also reports that the Bay wide crab harvest in 2008 was 48 million pounds, 11% higher than the record low of 2007. Also offers management advice. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration