Monday, June 11, 2007

Delaware Horseshoe Crab Moratorium Overturned

Last Friday, a Delaware Superior Court judge overturned the state's two-year moratorium on the harvest of horseshoe crabs. He ruled that the Department of Natural Resources failed to make adequate concessions to the concerns of local fishermen, who use the crabs for bait. Fishermen can resume catching horseshoe crabs today. The state will revert to the 100,000 males-only policy recommended by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

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