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Blue Crab Populations

Brian Henderson

Is there anything more “Chesapeake” than the blue crab? Probably not. Our bay’s signature crustacean is one of the most recognizable critters in our watershed.

As both predator and prey, blue crabs are a keystone species in our region’s food web. Blue crabs also support the most productive commercial and recreational fisheries in the bay, so they are a vital economic driver in our area.

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