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Posted at 8:20 AM ET, 03/17/2010

Crabbing season opens

By Washington Post editors

Crabbing seasons opens today in Virginia, but many involved in the industry say few crabbers are expected to be out on the water thanks to cold temperatures and a license buyback program, the Associated Press reports.

Hundreds of watermen who fish for blue crabs have surrendered their licenses under the $6.7 million buyback program.

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2010; 8:20 AM ET
 
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Interesting. Commercial watermen, who have raped the bay for generations, have to be bought out to get them to slow the certain annihilation of the blue crab.

How are private individuals treated?

Stop fishing. Period.

Why can't the legislators act with a little spine and stand up for the bay's resources instead of bending over for a few commercial fisherman.

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | March 17, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

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