Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Good News on Crabs

Shortly before DNR's Jim Uphoff came to present to our Resources class this past spring, the results of the crab population survey came out showing a big increase in the past year. Restrictions on harvesting females and eliminating winter harvesting were successful in helping the crabs bounce back from some dangerously low levels, including a record low in 2007.

Now it turns out that the high population estimate has produced a high harvest. Hooray! An abundance of crabs. Here is a picture of my niece, who with her family visited Maryland from my hometown Reno, Nevada this past August. You can see her contribution to this year's impressive harvest.

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