Recent Chesapeake Bay Study Shows Improving Blue Crab Population


Recent Chesapeake Bay Study Shows Improving Blue Crab Population


Maryland blue crab population is on the rise thanks to Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts!

Marylanders love their crab cakes, and Marylanders love their bay (both Chesapeake and Old). At Box Hill, we take pride in using the freshest blue crabs for our crab cakes, and it’s important for the population to be strong for us to have a healthy supply of fresh crabs. With the upswing of the blue crab population, we’re excited for more crabs coming our way, but even more so for the health of our Chesapeake Bay and watershed.

Chesapeake Bay Pollution and Crab Population

As many people know, the Chesapeake Bay isn’t the cleanest, and the pollution has caused the wildlife in the bay to suffer. However, a recent report shows that multi-state Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts aren’t going for naught. The Chesapeake Bay Program’s annual “Bay Barometer” shows the female blue crab population in the bay to be around 101 million — 50% more than 2014.

Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts

According to a Baltimore Sun article, the leader of the Chesapeake Bay Program points at broad efforts from multiple state governments to clean up the bay, including an EPA ordinance in 2010 to limit nitrogen runoff, and a 2014 agreement between six states and Washington, D.C. to set goals for bay cleanliness measures.

More Crabs Means More Crab Cakes!

We’re incredibly happy about the improving cleanliness of the Chesapeake Bay. But we’re also pretty excited about the upcoming increase that means for the amount of blue crabs we’re about to have shipped to our store to turn into delicious Maryland crab cakes. Our crab cakes have been recognized as among the 15 best in Maryland, so we’re very glad to be able to continue providing the great people of the Old Line State with more of the savory and delicious crab cakes that they’ve grown to love.

Enjoy the Freshest Crab Cakes at Box Hill Pizzeria

We take pride in our commitment to customer service, guest satisfaction, and family-friendly environment. Our carry-out seafood restaurant is a popular regional eatery with long-time, faithful customers who come in weekly to enjoy our famous crabcakes, incredible Italian dishes, authentic Greek specialties and delicious hot and cold subs to name just a few of the menu favorites.

Continually recognizes as one of Maryland’s best restaurants for crabcakes, give us a try and you too will be a satisfied customer who will be back for more!

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