Maryland's blue crabs make a comeback

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The Chesapeake Bay's blue crabs are making an extraordinary comeback, more than doubling their population in the two years since new limits were put on their harvest, officials say.

The crab, a key part of both the bay's ecosystem and the region's seafood economy, had been in a nosedive in the 2000s. Its population bottomed out under 300 million in 2007, after years of pollution and heavy fishing.

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