One of summer's best foods is also free for the taking if you know how to go crabbing. Are you looking for a fun, family-friendly activity this summer? Head out to the water and try your hand at harvesting your own dinner! If you like blue crabs, you'll be amazed at how easy it is to catch them. Read the full article here.
The blue crab’s scientific name is Callinectes sapidus, which translates to “savory beautiful swimmer.” Indeed, their back legs, which are paddle shaped, make them excellent swimmers. And blue crabs are prized for their sweet, delicate flavor and tender meat. Blues are among the most heavily harvested creatures across the world, and typically fetch high prices in ports around the world. Read the full article here.
Restoring oyster reefs is a priority on the Chesapeake Bay, as we know healthy oyster populations can buoy Bay-wide clean water efforts. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) wanted to know just how much restored reefs can help, and how that could translate to the Bay region’s economy. Read the full article here.
The fifth annual Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week will take place June 6-14, 2020. While this week has been officially designated in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, we will be celebrating rivers throughout the entire watershed to raise awareness about this valuable economic and environmental resource—a national treasure that directly connects over 18 million residents. Read the full article here.
Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) - With an apt scientific name meaning "beautiful savory swimmer," the blue crab is a celebrated and delectable local crustacean. 1. An omnivore, they eat both plants and animals. They will feed on nearly anything they can find, sometimes even other blue crabs. Click here for the facts and full article.