Words from the Wise
- From Chesapeake Bay Foundation: "The results of the latest blue crab survey are most heartening," says CBF's Fisheries Director Bill Goldsborough. "Recruitment (the number of young crabs in the population) is the largest on record, and total abundance approaches levels we have not seen since the early 1990s. Clearly, the blue crab population continues to rebound, and that is great news for crabs, crabbers, and the Chesapeake Bay." Read on for more of CBF's position on this great news.
- From Maryland Department of Natural Resources: "Just a few short years ago, the future did not look bright for our blue crab population," said Governor O'Malley. "Our female crabs were being overfished, and our fishery was at risk of complete collapse. Today's announcement marks four years in a row of progress to restore the blue crab. The kind of progress we're making today really only happens when we work together. None of us can restore the blue crab alone���we're all in this together, and it will take all of us working together to achieve a better future for our crabs, our industry, recreational crabbers and crab-lovers across our State." Read more of what Gov. O'Malley had to say in the Department of Natural Resources article on the blue crab winter dredge survey.