Study of the Blue Crab Population of the Upper Laguna Madre - Study of the Texas Crab Population


Blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, catches taken in conjunction with fish sampling in the Upper Laguna Madre, show that there was a sharp decrease in the crabs available in the lagoon during 1963. This near absence of crabs is related directly to the increase in bay salinity to 46 ppt and higher.


pages 577-580; available for download at the link below.


Upper Laguna Madre, blue crabs, stock assessment