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Here's your chance to name the crab on Md. license plate

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is holding a contest to name the blue crab on Maryland's Treasure the Chesapeake license plates.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 02:35am EDT

Tags: Lori Lundin,

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: crabs, Andrew Mollenbeck, Chesapeake Bay blue crabs


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, crabs, Megan Cloherty


Blue crabs harder to find this season

Late summer and early fall is usually the best time for a crab feast as crabs are more meaty, abundant, and more affordable. But this season, the blue crab is much harder to find.

Sunday - 09/08/2013, 07:52am EDT

Tags: Rosemary Frisino Toohey, blue crab, blue crab harvest

Fed figures show Md. led nation in 2011 crab catch

Maryland's crab harvest last year led the nation. That's according to figures released Wednesday by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 05:08pm EDT

Tags: National Marine Fisheries Service, Chesapeake