Blue Crab Population is Up in the Chesapeake Bay

Apr 19, 2012


     The Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population is at its highest level in nearly two decades.

     That’s accord to a wintertime survey which found 764 million blue crabs in the bay --  nearly 66 percent more than last year and the best estimate since 1993.

     And juvenile crabs are at the highest level ever, at 587 million.

     This is the second year in a row for major growth in the blue crab population.