Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Up 60%

It's that time of year for the famous Chesapeake Bay blue crab...and there are plenty of them!

Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the 2019 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey revealed a 60% increase in population over last year, which brings the overall estimated total to roughly 594 million crabs!

WJLA first reported this news and they say that according to the survey "it’s believed the increase in adult populations was a sign that blue crab management has been successful at allowing more crabs to reach the spawning stock. Mild winter temperatures also are said to have helped increase both juvenile and adult blue crab populations."

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