Status of the Florida soft crab industry

Andree, Scott (1985) Status of the Florida soft crab industry. Gainesville, FL, Florida Sea Grant College, ( Florida Sea Grant College Technical Paper, 37)

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Florida Sea Grant, having been involved in the developnent of the Florida soft crab fishery since 1978, decided that an evaluation of the status of this fishery was necessary to determine to what extent Sea Grant Extension activities would be needed to further its development. To that end, this author, in cooperation with Florida Sea Grant marine extension agents and specialists, conducted a survey of the 1983 soft crab producers. Out of 28 identified blue crab shedding operations known to be producing soft shell crabs in 1983, 22 (78.6%) cooperated in filling out a fishery questionnaire which included sections describing their shedding facility, harvest methods, product types, production and sales data, and production costs. The reminder of this paper will be the findings of that survey. (12pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Status of the Florida soft crab industry
Personal Creator/Author:
Andree, Scott
Series Name: Florida Sea Grant College Technical Paper
Number: 37
Date: 1985
Publisher: Florida Sea Grant College
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Uncontrolled Keywords: Callinectes sapidus, blue crabs, fisheries, Florida
Subjects: Management
Item ID: 37
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2007 15:43
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:39

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