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21981
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Blue crabs are an important part of the state's commercial fishing industry, contributing $30 million a year. Many of the crabs caught in the Pamlico River are brought to the Crab Ranch on North Creek near Bath where they are graded by size. However, in the past seventeen years crabbing has declined. At its 1996 peak, over eight million pounds of blue crabs were caught in the Pamlico, but in 2011, slightly less than 3 million pounds were brought. Hurricanes seem to be the culprit as they have disrupted blue crab habitats.
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21983
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Diane Lee was raised on the river and used to crab with her father. When she took up pottery, it seemed natural to include crabs. Although some potters paint their designs on pots, Lee says she never mastered painting. She creates the crabs in 3-D, and they appear on dishes, pots, lampshades, and other functional items.
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21982
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Debbie Wilkins owns the Crab Ranch and Debra's Soft Crabs, Inc. near Bath. She has been in business thirty years and is known from New Jersey to Florida as Queen of the Soft Crabs. Wilkins describes how her business operates.
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