Crabbing isn't what it used to be in Anne Arundel. Crabs and watermen have decreased.
Maryland tightened its limits on fishing times and catches a few years ago to reverse the blue crab's decline.
Are these limits helping?
Since the rules went into effect, commercial watermen have harvested greater numbers of the shellfish than they did before the restrictions. And crabbers often are willing to take large numbers of blue crabs at the minimum legal size.
How can Maryland and Chesapeake waterman ensure that the blue crab is here to stay?
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