No New Crabbing Limitations in Georgia - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

10/20/03

No New Crabbing Limitations in Georgia

There's good news tonight for Georgia's blue crab fishermen. The number of days they can work will not be limited, at least not for now. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has abandoned plans to limit commercial crabbing to just four days a week.

The decision comes after hearing crabbers speak out against the proposal during town hall meetings in Savannah and Brunswick last week. Crabbers said limiting the days they can work would cause huge financial difficulties for them.

The DNR wanted to limit commercial crabbing because of the declining blue crab population.

Reported by: Nicole MacMillan, nmacmillan@wtoc.com

 

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