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GRASONVILLE, Md. (AP) Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is heading to the Eastern Shore for an announcement about the Chesapeake Bay's rebounding crab population.

O'Malley is to appear Wednesday at a Grasonville restaurant. Maryland Department of Natural Resources spokesman Josh Davidsburg said he could not give more details.

Last week, the Chesapeake Bay Program issued a report card showing the health of the Chesapeake Bay has improved slightly, including improvements in the dwindling crab population. Program officials say the population is at the highest level since 1993, led by increases in adult females.

Virginia and Maryland have taken steps to cut the harvest by a third, including shortening the season and not allowing hibernating pregnant females to be raked from the bottom.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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