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State of Louisiana Announces Louisiana Blue Crab to Be First Sustainable Blue Crab Fishery in the World

March 12, 2012 – Today the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) in coordination with the Louisiana Crab Task Force and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB), announced the Louisiana blue crab fishery has been recognized with the seal of ‘sustainability’ by a third-party organization, the Marine…


Governor Martin O’Malley Statement on Federal Blue Crab Disaster Declaration

Annapolis, Md. (September 23, 2008) — Governor Martin O’Malley commended the support and leadership of Maryland’s Congressional Delegation today and thanked Department of Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez for the federal fishery disaster declaration for the Chesapeake Bay blue crab. “We are grateful to Senators Mikulski and Cardin, and our…


Commerce Secretary Determines Blue Crab Disaster in Chesapeake Bay

U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez today determined that a decline in the harvest of soft shell and peeler blue crabs in Chesapeake Bay is a commercial fishery failure. The declaration is an important step in making watermen and their communities eligible for economic assistance. The harvest value of soft…


Report: Number of Blue Crabs in Bay Remains Below Long-Term Average

The Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population remained below the long-term average in 2007, according to a report approved by the NOAA-chaired Fisheries Steering Committee. The population of spawning-age blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay in 2007-08 was 120 million, down from 143 million in 2006-07. The interim target population for…


FWC Approves Stone Crab Rule Amendments

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved two changes to its stone crab management rules during a public meeting in Dania Beach on Thursday. One rule amendment continues the Stone Crab Advisory Board until July 1, 2011, to give it time to resolve ongoing issues in the fishery,…


Statement By Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley On Blue Crab Management Decisions By Virginia

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley released the following statement today regarding Virginia’s efforts to assist in the rebuilding of the Blue Crab population in the Chesapeake Bay: “I want to thank Governor Kaine and his staff for their leadership and partnership with Maryland on their historic efforts to rebuild…


Maryland Proposes Regulations to Rebuild Blue Crab Population

ANNAPOLIS, MD– Today, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposed new recreational and commercial harvest regulations to help rebuild the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population and fishery. The proposed regulations are designed to reduce female blue crab harvest by 34 percent in 2008. “We must take action today to…