Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Blue crab collapse in Chesapeake bay

Another sad story, blue crabs are disappearing from Chesapeake Bay.

Why? We're catching too many, at the same time as pollution makes it difficult for blue crabs. Watermen who catch crabs stubbornly persist in catching too many crabs, even though they're killing their own livelihood.

Blogfish has been here before, complaining about killing too many blue crabs. Now the overfishing has come home to roost.

Talk about killing the goose that laid the golden egg.


Miriam Goldstein said...

Wow, I had no idea that they caught female crabs on their way to spawn. That is INSANE. Why don't they institute a notching program like with Maine lobster?

Hodad said...

sorry, pal, but it is habitat destruction as here in Myrtle too many gd condos and golf courses
too many folks want to be near the water
seen it all as growing up in Wrightsville beach since 1954

Anonymous said...

Crabs Ohhh my God!