Report: Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Most Plentiful in Years

BETHESDA, Md. (FOX 5 DC) — An annual survey of the blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay shows a 60 percent increase in the population compared to last year.

The population is the highest since 2012, according to the Blue Crab Advisory Report.

Robert T. Brown, president of the Maryland Watermen’s Association, says the report is positive, but there is reason to be cautious.

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