Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Commercial Fisheries Review
Blue Crabs are abundant on the East And Gulf Coasts of North America, on the East Coast of South America, and have been reported from France, Holland, and Denmark, and the East Coast of the Mediterranean. In Chesapeake Bay, fishing has been intensive for over 80 Years; in the last 10 years, the average annual production has been about 60 million pounds, valued about three million dollars, approximately two-thirds of the entire United States blue crab harvest.
Contribution (Virginia Fisheries Laboratory) ; no. 79
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