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Parasite strikes young crabs with deadly results

A disease that is nearly always fatal to blue crabs is affecting the young crab population in the Chesapeake Bay, says Jeff Shields, a scientist with the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 08:54am EDT

Tags: Hematodinium, crab disease, Kristi King

Go For the Food: In Annapolis, crab rules

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 08:27am EDT

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A tough winter hits blue crab population hard

After a particularly harsh and long winter, the blue crab population is down significantly.

Saturday - 05/10/2014, 02:34am EDT

Tags: blue crabs, andrew mollenbeck, Chesapeake Bay blue crabs

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Crabs' birds and bees: Effects of crab sex life on Maryland industry

Knowing the intimate lives of blue crabs has real implications for Maryland's Chesapeake Bay and the outlook for the state's watermen.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 08:07am EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, Sook Chung, Chesapeake Bay, watermen, crab industry, Maryland

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Md. lawmaker pushes for better crab labeling

A Montgomery County delegate wants to know when he goes into a restaurant whether the crab on the menu is from the Free State.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 07:50am EST

Tags: crab, Eric Luedtke

Go For the Food: Ocean City, Md. for crabs & carbs

In Ocean City, Maryland's long-time seaside resort town, the creations of some of the low-key restaurants, crab shacks and strip mall seafood huts are proving to be just as much a draw as the Atlantic Ocean east of the Coastal Highway and scenic waterfront spots like Isle of Wight Bay and Assowoman Bay to the west.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 10:45am EDT

Tags: Ocean City, restaurants, tourism, food

With crab scarcity comes tough decisions

Next time you get a hankering for a Maryland crab cake, you better ask whether it's made with fresh crab meat.

Saturday - 09/14/2013, 09:41am EDT

Tags: crab cake, shortages, Joan Jones

Pinching truth: It's the worst blue crab season in decades

The Chesapeake Bay was fully stocked with blue crabs, but now the population is depleted, and retailers are having to pull them from out of state to bring them to the table.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 07:26am EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, blue crabs, megan cloherty

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Carbon pollution makes crabs bulk up in size, not meat

Researchers say crabs are actually thriving on the growing amount of carbon pollution that's reaching the nation's largest estuary from the ocean.

Monday - 04/08/2013, 07:32am EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay

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