Blue Crabs in


General Interest


Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore

Presents Maryland Blue Crab


National Aquarium in Baltimore

Presents the Blue Crabs in the Chesapeake Bay


Montgomery County Public Schools

Presents Blue Crab - Callinectes Sapidus


Organizations & Government Agencies


Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Recreational and Commercial Crabbing Regulations,
Blue Crab Facts and Maryland Crabbing Hotspots


The Bi-State Blue Crab Advisory Committee (BBCAC)

The Bi-State Blue Crab Advisory Committee meets under the auspices of the Chesapeake Bay Commission to discuss more effective approaches to Baywide blue crab management. The Advisory Committee, composed of fishery managers, agency leaders, legislators, conservationists, recreational crabbers, watermen, and crab industry representatives from Virginia and Maryland, provides a forum for discussion and action to protect the blue crab.


Chesapeake Bay Commission (CBC)

A tri-state legislative commission created in 1980 to advise the members of the General Assemblies of Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania on matters of Bay-wide concern. The commission serves as the legislative arm of the multi-jurisdictional Chesapeake Bay Program and acts in an advisory capacity to their respective General Assemblies.


Maryland Watermen's Association

The Maryland Watermen's Association is dedicated to the interests of all who derive beauty & benefit from Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Waters


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