2016 Virginia Blue Crab Season Extended

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At its June meeting, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) voted unanimously to extend the fall commercial crab season by three weeks to December 20, 2016 and to open the spring season two weeks earlier next year on March 1, 2017.

VMRC also agreed to extend the season for peeler potters and to allow crab pounds to be set up two weeks before the season starts, but not fished until the season starts.

The 2016-17 winter dredge fishery will remain closed.

source: Virginia Marine Resources Commission