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Balancing crabs and watermen in Maryland

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A new Maryland law will restrict crabbers in order to save the blue crab. CNN's Kathleen Kock reports (May 27)

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DEALE, Maryland (CNN) -- Maryland is trying to prevent its mouth-watering blue crabs from disappearing from Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in North America.

Because scientists say the crab population has sunk to a dangerous low, the state has restricted the hours when crabbers can catch the crustaceans.

Some watermen believe overfishing is not to blame for the decline and they say the shorter hours put the fishermen at risk.

Reporter Kathleen Koch reports on the dilemma.








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