A good year for Blueshell crabbing

Blueshell crab caught in the waters of Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington by 7-year-old Alexander Calvert. Blueshell crab caught in the waters of Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington by 7-year-old Alexander Calvert.

Blueshell crab caught in the waters of Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington by 7-year-old Alexander Calvert.

Blueshell crab caught in the waters of Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington by 7-year-old Alexander Calvert.


Between the summer months of June and September, you can find many residents spending the afternoon in local waters fishing for Blueshell crabs. This year has been a good year for them, with some of the best numbers in recent years. Residents from the East Bay gather at local waterways, like Hundred Acre Cove, to catch these tasty crabs.

This very large female Blueshell crab (sex is known by the large triangular shape shell on the abdomen) was caught by seven-year- old Alexander Calvert while on one of his many crabbing trips with his father and grandfather. This monster was caught in the waters of Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington during low tide.

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  1. adarling said:

    Is it safe to eat crab from Hundred Acre Cove ???

    “Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington has been closed to shellfishing since 1995 due to nonpoint source pollution from the 10 square mile Runnins River watershed area which transcends two states and several towns.”

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