Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1946

Series

Manuscript

Abstract

Crw oatob records arc being collected. now from the winter dredge fishery by the Virginia Fisheries Laboratory. The crab dredge boats are finding crabs more abundant than for many years. The dredging season opened November 29 and will last until March 3l. During the first month, crab dredgers averaged about 25 barrels per trip, with some boats making occasional catches of 70 to 80 barrels.

Keywords

Blue crab fisheries-- Virginia

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