Jim McInteer and crewmate Alan Payne knew they had captured an oddity the moment they saw the all-blue blue crab in their York River crab pot.
VIMS' 2017 winter dredge survey shows a 31% increase in adult female crabs and forecasts another year of improved harvests.
Study shows that effort to remove derelict crab pots from Chesapeake Bay generated more than $33 million in harvest value for Maryland and Virginia crabbers.
VIMS' 2016 winter dredge survey shows another year of growth in the blue crab stock and forecasts an improved harvest in 2016.
VIMS study shows that effort to remove derelict crab pots from Chesapeake Bay generated more than $20 million in harvest value for area watermen.
Findings of VIMS investigation contradict earlier studies, thus helping to explain what had been somewhat of an ecological mystery.
Chefs from across Hampton Roads visited the Virginia Institute of Marine Science last week for a daylong symposium designed to introduce a new player in the local seafood game—the red crab.
Research funded by the National Science Foundation shows that infectious diseases play a part in crab population declines.
VIMS study is first to link quality of seagrass habitat to density of juvenile blue crabs over large areas.
Knowledge of complex life history of Hematodinium may help watermen and growers curtail spread of disease.
NBC Nightly News highlights VIMS' partnership with local watermen to remove "ghost" crab pots from Chesapeake Bay.
VIMS' winter dredge survey shows crab stock at its highest level since 1993 following 4 years of a baywide stock-rebuilding program.
Watermen haul up more than 10,000 derelict crab pots and fishing nets from Chesapeake Bay in the third year of Virginia’s one-of-a-kind Marine Debris Removal Program.
VIMS' winter dredge survey shows that Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population is at its second highest level since 1997.
VIMS researchers ask recreational crabbers to install escape hatches that allow diamondback terrapins to escape drowning in crab pots.
VIMS winter dredge survey shows a 60% increase in Chesapeake Bay's blue crabs since last year, reaching the highest level measured since 1997.
An unusual, all-blue blue crab arrives at VIMS.
Virginia’s one-of-a-kind program to remove derelict crab traps yields data that will improve next year’s recovery effort and further reduce inadvertent trapping of Bay organisms.
Annual monitoring effort shows that bi-State management actions are having the desired effect.