The blue crab is North Carolina's most valuable commercial fishery. The state was the top blue crab producing one between 1994 and 1999. In 2002, the state still accounted for 21 percent of the country's total harvest. A Blue Crab Research Program by North Carolina Sea Grant specialist Sara Mirabilio provides insight into crab harvests, management, and research. Green explains the project and takes the reader on a crabbing trip in the Currituck Sound.