Oyster season officially ends with the arrival of April 1, which is the start of blue crab season in Maryland.
Picture them laid out on a brown paper-wrapped picnic table: Steaming hot Maryland blue crabs, covered in Old Bay.
Maryland watermen say the crabbing season is off to a slow start.
Maryland’s crab packing houses were due to close next week, rather than meet federal orders to increase the wages of foreign workers. It was a plan to make those jobs more attractive to Americans. But a delay on the pay boost has saved the busiest part of the crabbing season.