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From the Field: Winter dredge survey counts Chesapeake Bay crabs



April 24, 2013

April 2013: The Chesapeake Bay winter dredge survey is an annual count of the Bay’s blue crab population, and a critical component of blue crab management. The information gathered on abundance, young-of-the-year and spawning stock—those crabs that will mature enough to reproduce during the upcoming year—allows fisheries managers to set commercial and recreational harvest limits for the season ahead.
Closed captions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28mvEE7ydXA

Produced by Steve Droter
Music: “Elle Aime Ca” by Löhstana David

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