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  • Delaware’s horseshoe crab commercial fishery closes for 2014

  • The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environment Control has determined that Delaware’s 2014 horseshoe crab harvest limit has been reached, effectively closing this years horseshoe crab fishery at 12:01 a.m. June 19.
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  • The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environment Control has determined that Delaware’s 2014 horseshoe crab harvest limit has been reached, effectively closing this years horseshoe crab fishery at 12:01 a.m. June 19.
    Delaware’s annual commercial quota for male horseshoe crabs is 160,435. The harvest of female horseshoe crabs is prohibited year-round in Delaware.
    Horseshoe crabs are harvested in Delaware for use as bait in the whelk and American eel fisheries, and are managed and monitored by the Division of Fish and Wildlife.
    For more information, call (302) 739-9902.

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