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Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Eugene L. Cronin
Report of Workshop on Chesapeake Bay fisheries statistics : Fredericksburg, Virginia, July 12-13, 1982
Chesapeake Research Consortium
CRC publication ; no. 107
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.
Van Engel, W. A.; Bonzek, C. F.; and Dintaman, Ray, "The Blue Crab Fisheries in the Chesapeake Bay Problems and Approaches" (1982). VIMS Books and Book Chapters. 151.