Blue Ocean Institute


Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Crab, Blue

Blue Crabs mature early and carry their eggs for a short period of time, making them more resilient to fishing pressure than other crab species.

Abundance varies throughout their range. Habitat degradation in the Chesapeake Bay and Gulf of Mexico threaten Blue Crabs in those regions.

Full species report here.