Snapshots of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus), from northeastern Brazil.

There has been an ongoing interest in blue crab fisheries in the northeast of Brazil since the 1960’s, when the state of Alagoas recorded an average annual yield of 57 tons. Being a Biologist and a teacher, I became curious to find out a bit more of this intriguing wild population…  official or unofficial literature on the activities of blue crab fisheries in Brazil are scarce, but this resource is known to be the bycatch of several fisheries. There is great fishing potential for the species of the genus Callinectes, since blue crab fisheries are still mostly artisanal, located in small fishing communities scattered along the Brazilian coast. 😮 Now worries… there’ll be no Science over here, though, only interesting snapshots of these beautiful creatures!

Due to blue crabs’ productivity and socioeconomic importance, they’ve been constantly monitored and evaluated, with the purpose of maintaining sustainability, ensuring the continuing existence of the fisheries. Here, a quick sample of their “protected homes” 😮

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Author: 3rdCultureChildren

Welcome! Here I am, 'releasing' my thoughts on traveling, parenting, raising TCKs, teaching, writing, working... and who knows what else! I’m a WIFE, 'geeky-stuff' SCIENTIST, TEACHER, AMATEUR photographer, MOM of 3, TRAVELER by choice and by marriage, and of course, a HOUSEHOLD QUEEN!!

14 thoughts on “Snapshots of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus), from northeastern Brazil.”

    1. Thank you very much, Jeanne! Glad you liked the colors… We also love to take pictures of nature, and build memories of these fantastic places we’re getting to know/visit while working/being posted at different places… Definitely, a fortunate experience. Cheers from Brazil! 😮


  1. I ran into one of these on the camping site on Ilha Grande. It was huge and apparently wandered off and found itself quite far from the sea. I guess it would have survived, but to make sure, I brought it back to the water 🙂


    1. So good you did that, Raf! Thank you! 😮 People find them beautiful, and try to take them home… Thanks for stopping by the blogpost and sharing your thoughts! What a rich experience is blogging and sharing! 😮


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