With crab abundance at a record low, Md. is considering bushel limits on males for the first time. Image: Cheryl Costello

VIDEO: New Blue Crab Limits Proposed Amid Dismal Winter Dredge Survey

When the Chesapeake Bay’s winter dredge survey results came in a month ago, they revealed the worst overall blue crab abundance in the survey’s history. Fishery managers in Maryland, Virginia, and Potomac River hinted at possible season changes in response to the crab decline.

Cheryl Costello explains that Maryland is considering a first-ever bushel limit for commercial and recreational crabbers. And now’s the time to weigh in on the proposal. Watch below: