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RECORD NUMBER: 43 OF 345
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Management Plan: An Agreement Commitment Report from the Chesapeake Executive Council.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.|
|Additional Subjects||Ecology ; Crabs ; Management ; Chesapeake Bay ; Conservation ; Fishing ; Mortality ; Salinity ; Temperature ; Economic factors ; Regulations ; Harvesting ; Maryland ; Virginia ; Habitats ; Catch statistics|
The report is a management plan to conserve and protect the ecological value of the blue crab stock and concurrently generate the greatest long-term economic and social benefit from using the resource. The study addresses the increasing fishing effort, wasteful harvesting practices, the need for additional stock assessment information, regulatory issues, and habitat degradation.