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Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Harriet M. Perry and W. A. Van Engel
Proceedings of the Blue Crab Colloquium
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
Commercial fisheries landings of the blue crab in the Chesapeake Bay have fluctuated widely since the late 1920s (Figure I). Records of annual landings prior to 1929 are sparse and permit little more than a guess of trends, although a discontinuous series of catch records from 1907 to 1926 from individual watermen, on file at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), may provide sufficient baseline data for interpretations or estimates of trends in the early period.
Estuarine ecology, water pollution, environmental policy, blue crab populations
Contribution (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) no. 1016.
Van Engel, Willard A., "Blue crab mortalities associated with pesticides, herbicides, temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen" (1982). VIMS Books and Book Chapters. 95.