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Delmarva Today 6-3-22 (Part 2) The Record Decline of the Blue Crab

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Jarek Tuszynski

Blue crab numbers in the Chesapeake Bay declined to 227 million this winter – the lowest ever recorded and less than-one third of the crab population of 30 years ago. Former state Senator Gerald Winegrad is Harold Wilson’s guest to talk about this startling decrease in the blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay. He lives in Annapolis and represented the greater Annapolis area in the General Assembly for 16 years. Winegrad is a recreational crabber and an advocate for the restoration of the Bay. He currently writes a commentary piece on environmental issues affecting the Bay for the Sunday Capital in Annapolis. As the crab population continues to decrease, what actions need to be taken to stop the decline?

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.