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NOAA Photo Library Image - fizh2051

The range of the blue crab includes the entire Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. It is not very abundant north of Delaware Bay and the commercial fishery extends from New Jersey to Texas. As of 1965, over 75% of the total landings was caught in the 4 states shown in cross-hatching.

Image ID: fizh2051, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection

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