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Virginia closes winter blue crab dredge fishery

Virginia will close its winter blue crab dredge fishery season for the fourth year in a row in a continued effort to rebuild the Chesapeake Bay’s crab population.

woman holding blue crab

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted 9-0 to close the fishery at a meeting on Sept. 27. According to the commission, although great progress has been made to restore blue crabs, more work remains to bring the population back to healthy, sustainable levels.

Visit the commission’s website to learn more about the blue crab fishery and the closure.

Keywords: blue crabs, Virginia


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