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Blue Crabs in Chesapeake Bay; Scientists Look Back at Two Decades of Management

7/15/2024 by Param Bhatia

By news.maryland.gov. In the late 2000s, the outlook for blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay was grim. Known for its ups and downs, the blue crab harvest was going through a long stretch of almost all downs. The crab population steeply declined after 1997 and remained at record low harvests… SEE MORE

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From Overfished to Sustainable Harvests: Pacific Bluefin Tuna Rebound to New Highs

7/8/2024 by Param Bhatia

By fisheries.noaa.gov. New stock assessment reveals largest recorded biomass since assessments began. The recovery of Pacific bluefin tuna has achieved a major milestone—the species exceeded international targets a decade ahead of schedule. The rebuilding of Pacific bluefin tuna reflects a fisheries management success. International organizations cooperated across the Pacific to… SEE MORE