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« on: February 13, 2015, 12:47:20 PM »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/to-save-their-depleted-species-female-blue-crabs-go-the-extra-mile-to-spawn-in-the-bay/2015/02/12/27559242-a316-11e4-903f-9f2faf7cd9fe_story.html?tid=sm_fb
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 01:09:47 PM »

Thanks.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 03:23:50 PM »

Nice read, but sad.
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Oh, de crab, he taste so fine.
Yuh catch 'um wid a neck an' a line.
Bile de water 'til 'e good 'n hot.
Den eat de crab strait from 'de pot.

Oh, de beer, he taste so chilly.
Drinks it 'til I gets too silly.
Washin' down 'de crab an' butter.
If I doesn't fall down, I'll 'ave anudder.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 03:53:53 PM »

good read , THANKS
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 05:58:04 PM »

That was an interesting read.

In my state (Queensland, Australia) we have an outright ban on taking female crabs year round. It works well especially for the mud crab population but it does have a bit of an issue where some of the female mud crabs are now getting too big to mate with the smaller males (some females have shells almost the size of a dinner plate). There has been talk of being able to keep a set number of female mud crabs over a certain size to combat this but it hasn't gone anywhere yet.

I'd be interested to see what happens in your neck of the woods as protecting the females seems to be the way to go.
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 06:16:14 PM »

The problem is that the Crab packing industry is almost totally depended on Sooks.  Closing that fishery would destroy the crabbing industry.  Also, in VA. it would have to be done by the legislature not the VMRC. Cool 
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2015, 07:17:20 PM »

That was an interesting read.

In my state (Queensland, Australia) we have an outright ban on taking female crabs year round. It works well especially for the mud crab population but it does have a bit of an issue where some of the female mud crabs are now getting too big to mate with the smaller males (some females have shells almost the size of a dinner plate). There has been talk of being able to keep a set number of female mud crabs over a certain size to combat this but it hasn't gone anywhere yet.

I'd be interested to see what happens in your neck of the woods as protecting the females seems to be the way to go.





The Bay is too polluted in the upper part to even matter................The lower Bay guys still catch plenty of crabs...Females have been restricted in several ways for several years and it hasn't  help............Whats your take on Kangaroo's?   Maybe Md. needs them...LOL
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2015, 10:57:25 PM »

The problem is that the Crab packing industry is almost totally depended on Sooks.  Closing that fishery would destroy the crabbing industry.  Also, in VA. it would have to be done by the legislature not the VMRC. Cool 
I got to say, that industrys ship has sailed years ago.  I doubt if anyone but a crabber knows what a crabcake made from local crabmeat tastes like. Everytime I visit Baltimore, I get taken out for crabcakes, and everyone but me raves about them. That Asian [curd] has giant lumpmeat that fools people into thinking what they are eating is good.
Last time I saw a pound of hand picked blue crab meat was in Biloxi, MS.  I was shocked like I just saw a six toed footprint in the sand. Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 08:12:50 AM »

I wanted to say, "hand picking is alive and well" here on the ESVA........   But I can only say, "you can still get hand picked crab" here on the ESVA.  Cool
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2015, 05:02:40 PM »

That Asian [curd] has giant lumpmeat that fools people

That's not even Asian crabmeat, it's Alaskan Pollock.
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2015, 09:16:29 PM »

"Smithsonian scientists worry that efforts to save females might produce a serious side effect: overfishing males."


give them a couple of years, everyone will be on a 1 dozen limit. 
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