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Md. Natural Resources Police to Launch Crabbing Campaign

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ANNAPOLIS, Md.– Maryland Natural Resources Police will launch an enforcement campaign Wednesday at the Jonas Green Park in Annapolis in an effort to reduce crabbing violations in state waters.

Based on the 2014 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, there are approximately 69 million mature female crabs, 1 million below minimum safe levels, officials said.

NRP attributes decreasing crab numbers to warming water temperatures and increased crabbing.

To improve these numbers, NRP has started its “Don’t Get Pinched” campaign, which targets harvest hours, crab pot regulations, size minimums and possession limits, according to authorities.

For more information, contact Candy Thomson at (410) 279-3916 or candus.thomson@maryland.gov.

 

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