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Fighting To Survive On The Chesapeake Bay (Originally Broadcast On Coastal Connection 9/16/2011)

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Chesapeake Bay watermen say they're worried the blue crab industry may be in the midst of a long-term decline.
Chesapeake Bay watermen say they're worried the blue crab industry may be in the midst of a long-term decline.

When it comes to the region's food traditions, it doesn't get much more iconic than the Chesapeake Bay blue crab. But the watermen who catch blue crabs say the number of young people opting to pursue a life on the water is on the decline, and they're worried their way of life may be on the way out. Tara Boyle spent a day out on the bay with some watermen to find out about the ebb and flow of a once- flourishing industry.

[Music: "Let Me Tell You About My Boat" by Mark Mothersbaugh from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou]

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