News of the WeekMARINE CONSERVATION

Virginia Gets Crabby About Harvest Limits

Science  18 Aug 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5482, pp. 1122
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5482.1122a

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Virginia is at odds with other Atlantic coastal states over a plan to protect horseshoe crabs. Virginia officials have refused to accept a quota on their harvest, arguing that it's not based on good science. Now, the Department of Commerce has scheduled a moratorium, to go into effect next month, that is aimed at preserving what many believe is a dwindling population.

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