We hope you’ll join us at one of the upcoming public hearings hosted by S.C. Department of Natural Resources on blue crabs to learn about the status of our fishery and what is being proposed to safeguard it for future generations.
Blue Crab Public Hearings
Wednesday, September 27 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Marine Resources Research Institute
217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29442
Beaufort/Hilton Head/Port Royal
Wednesday, October 4 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center
310 Okatie Highway, Okatie, SC 29909
Thursday, October 12 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Murrells Inlet Community Center
462 Murrells Inlet Rd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
South Carolina’s blue crab fishery is one of our most profitable. For years, commercial and recreational fishermen have voiced concerns about dwindling blue crab populations. In January, S.C. Department of Natural Resources released a status report where they found that blue crab populations have reached a 50-year low.
The report also provides management recommendations to help preserve blue crab populations for future generations. North Carolina and Georgia already have common-sense safeguards in place. However, South Carolina lacks regulations on this vitally important fishery and our blue crab populations are feeling the impacts.
Please come out to learn more about our beloved blue crab populations and join the discussion on potential management solutions. We hope to see you there!