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Book Chapter

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Editors

Eugene L. Cronin

Publication Date

1982

Book Title

Report of Workshop on Chesapeake Bay fisheries statistics : Fredericksburg, Virginia, July 12-13, 1982

Publisher

Chesapeake Research Consortium

Series

CRC publication ; no. 107

Abstract

Regulations of the blue crab (Calinectes sapidus) fishery in the Chesapeake Bay have been based on empirical reasoning involving biological, economic, political and sociological considerations. These regulations cover licensing, size and sex limits, quotas, seasons, and gear restrictions. They are designed to promote utilization of the resource for near maximum production, a reasonable economic return from adequate catch per unit of effort, and orderly fishing to minimize conflicts between units and types of gear.

The Blue Crab Fisheries in the Chesapeake Bay Problems and Approaches

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