Get the blues: Park program shares all there is to know about blue crabs

Published 12:06 am Friday, April 5, 2013


Have you got a piece of string and some bait? If you do, John Fullwood, superintendent of Goose Creek State Park, will show you how to catch a blue crab.
His program on blue crabs will be held in the river-access picnic area at Goose Creek State Park at 2 p.m. Sunday.
“We’ll just talk a little bit about the lifecycle of the blue crab, about the range of different methods you can catch them and areas you can go to catch them,” Fullwood said.
He put out a crab pot in hopes of catching a few live specimens to display during the presentation.
Part of the presentation will be on various crab pots and traps used in harvesting crabs.
Fullwood also will demonstrate safety tips like how to carry a crab to avoid being pinched and signs of allergies. Cleaning and cooking methods will be covered, as well.
Registration is not required to attend the free hour-long course.
In case of inclement weather, the presentation will take place under the picnic shelter.
Goose Creek State Park is located at 2190 Camp Leach Road. For more information, contact the park at 252-923-2191 or by emailing