Coordination of the Blue Crab Studies of the Texas Coast - Studies of the Blue Crab Populations of the Texas Coast
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Blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) landings in the Galveston area increased from 1,062,091 pounds (live weight) in 1963 to 1,506,300 pounds in 1964. Peak production occurred in May and June. In the Matagorda area 671,000 pounds were reported as compared to 864,451 pounds in 1963. Peak months of production occurred in May and June. The Aransas-Corpus Christi area produced 307,100 pounds. This was about two-thirds less than in 1963 when 1,019,289 pounds were produced.