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Crab Landings

Included here are the folowing species: Cancer, Jonah, Rock, Spider, and others unspecified.  Since 1950 harvests in the range of one to three million pounds were the norm until a brief boom (2001-2007) changed things.  But recently the old range has returned, but will it last?

Crab Harvest 1950-2011

Crab Harvest 1950-2011

YEAR POUNDS POUNDS (millions) VALUE PRICE/LB
1950 1,434,400 1.4344 $37,654 $0.03
1951 749,700 0.7497 $27,731 $0.04
1952 375,400 0.3754 $15,204 $0.04
1953 598,400 0.5984 $29,110 $0.05
1954 519,600 0.5196 $27,498 $0.05
1955 499,300 0.4993 $25,977 $0.05
1956 1,199,700 1.1997 $34,797 $0.03
1957 756,400 0.7564 $36,462 $0.05
1958 1,210,400 1.2104 $45,828 $0.04
1959 1,358,500 1.3585 $54,964 $0.04
1960 1,225,300 1.2253 $53,636 $0.04
1961 1,579,300 1.5793 $58,385 $0.04
1962 1,751,500 1.7515 $67,952 $0.04
1963 2,010,900 2.0109 $84,522 $0.04
1964 1,914,617 1.9146 $78,155 $0.04
1965 1,847,907 1.8479 $73,591 $0.04
1966 1,774,188 1.7742 $75,111 $0.04
1967 1,678,413 1.6784 $75,623 $0.05
1968 1,452,647 1.4526 $77,275 $0.05
1969 1,185,061 1.1851 $66,460 $0.06
1970 1,571,140 1.5711 $89,651 $0.06
1971 789,765 0.7898 $52,326 $0.07
1972 753,805 0.7538 $63,020 $0.08
1973 1,121,197 1.1212 $109,004 $0.10
1974 963,820 0.9638 $91,902 $0.10
1975 1,271,164 1.2712 $676,706 $0.53
1976 1,143,725 1.1437 $101,525 $0.09
1977 1,433,596 1.4336 $142,106 $0.10
1978 1,510,374 1.5104 $180,474 $0.12
1979 1,344,179 1.3442 $213,616 $0.16
1980 1,275,695 1.2757 $248,401 $0.19
1981 987,966 0.988 $188,733 $0.19
1982 1,802,225 1.8022 $345,681 $0.19
1983 2,042,635 2.0426 $445,953 $0.22
1984 2,330,960 2.331 $481,853 $0.21
1985 2,321,353 2.3214 $438,486 $0.19
1986 1,862,525 1.8625 $383,215 $0.21
1987 3,303,457 3.3035 $693,737 $0.21
1988 3,120,498 3.1205 $667,531 $0.21
1989 3,433,600 3.4336 $839,926 $0.24
1990 3,596,796 3.5968 $831,615 $0.23
1991 2,968,451 2.9685 $687,576 $0.23
1992 1,930,396 1.9304 $540,158 $0.28
1993 2,124,193 2.1242 $569,915 $0.27
1994 2,012,073 2.0121 $536,073 $0.27
1995 2,193,658 2.1937 $658,691 $0.30
1996 1,800,214 1.8002 $578,015 $0.32
1997 2,820,385 2.8204 $1,002,918 $0.36
1998 3,107,696 3.1077 $1,115,038 $0.36
1999 2,752,114 2.7521 $952,452 $0.35
2000 5,236,116 5.2361 $2,196,336 $0.42
2001 8,060,739 8.0607 $3,431,119 $0.43
2002 9,535,876 9.5359 $4,101,047 $0.43
2003 6,554,938 6.5549 $2,684,181 $0.41
2004 5,861,264 5.8613 $2,302,868 $0.39
2005 6,005,511 6.0055 $2,330,780 $0.39
2006 4,489,143 4.4891 $1,650,636 $0.37
2007 4,768,539 4.7685 $1,713,728 $0.36
2008 3,588,542 3.5885 $1,295,444 $0.36
2009 3,289,739 3.2897 $1,174,027 $0.36
2010 3,230,798 3.2308 $1,113,591 $0.34
2011 2,476,076 2.4761 $943,669 $0.38

Source: Maine. Department of Marne Resources. http://www.maine.gov/dmr/commercialfishing/documents/crab.table_000.pdf (accessed September 16, 2012)

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