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State extends ban on winter crab dredging

Winter dredging for blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay is closed for the fifth year in a row as the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) moved Monday to continue to protect and rebuild the stock of pregnant hibernating females.

To offset the impact on watermen, the commission also moved to extend the crab potting season by several weeks to Dec. 15, "which is going to be a boon to watermen," said VMRC spokesman John Bull.

 

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