Catch and Value of Various American Crustaceans 1929-1960

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Van Engel, Willard A.; Wojcik, Frank J.
College of William & Mary - Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Data Report Series (DR); Crabbing--Economic aspects--United States; Lobster fisheries--Economic aspects--United States; Shrimp fisheries--Economic aspects--United States; Aquaculture and Fisheries; Marine Biology; Natural Resource Economics
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Occasional reference has been made to the relative magnitude of the catch of the blue crab in waters outside Chesapeake Bay, yet comparisons are not easily made unless data are readily available. Both parallel and opposite trends in catch have been observed. These could be reflections of the amount of fishing effort or the size of the crab stocks. Comparable records of other crustacean fisheries are often of interest. Compilations are given here of data on crabs, shrimp and lobsters originally published in "Fishery Industries of the United States" and "Fishery Statistics of the United States".