A Chesapeake crab harvest history in numbers [chart]

Last year's yield of soft crabs was far below the number of landings in 2010, when Chesapeake Bay watermen took in an estimated 2.8 million lbs. -- a two-decade record. Even in that year, peelers only made up a small number of the crabs sold.

( Patrick Maynard | The Baltimore Sun / August 31, 2012 )

Last year's yield of soft crabs was far below the number of landings in 2010, when Chesapeake Bay watermen took in an estimated 2.8 million lbs. -- a two-decade record. Even in that year, peelers only made up a small number of the crabs sold.

  • Email E-mail
  • add to Twitter Twitter
  • add to Facebook Facebook
  • Home Delivery Home Delivery
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Google Plus
  • RSS Feeds
  • Mobile Alerts and Apps

Contact Us | Newsroom directory | Social Sun

Green videos

More environment stories

 Advantages of glass bottles over plastic become clear

Advantages of glass bottles over plastic become clear

There's a reason wine and spirits are stored in glass: purity of taste. Plastic (and, to a lesser degree, metal) can impart various...

County's new recycling facility in Cockeysville earns nearly $750K since fall

County's new recycling facility in Cockeysville earns nearly $750K since fall

Baltimore County's new recycling sorting facility in Cockeysville has turned a profit of nearly $750,000 in four months and could raise as...

Organization creates plan to preserve Patapsco River Valley

Organization creates plan to preserve Patapsco River Valley

If all goes according to plan, the Patapsco River Valley will soon become the 13th certified heritage area in Maryland.

Ocean City offers $25 rebate for planting trees

Ocean City offers $25 rebate for planting trees

Ocean City wants people to plant more trees.

Maryland Senate curtails wind turbines

Maryland Senate curtails wind turbines

The Senate moved Saturday to curtail commercial wind turbines across much of the state to protect a prized naval air station in southern...

Bid to alter storm-water fees draws fire

Bid to alter storm-water fees draws fire

A late bid in Annapolis to alter Maryland's storm-water fee law has drawn fire from environmentalists and from the attorney general's...

PHOTO GALLERIES