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‘Perfect Storm’ Brings Crab Shortage In Markets

Spring’s crab glut has quickly become summer’s crab shortage. And with crab consumption a July Fourth holiday ritual on Delmarva, crustacean connoisseurs could be in for some disappointment.

06/29/2012

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Md. Blue Crabs Bigger And Cheaper This Season

Picture them laid out on a brown paper-wrapped picnic table: Steaming hot Maryland blue crabs, covered in Old Bay.

06/20/2012

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Md. ‘True Blue’ Program Promotes Homegrown Crabs

If you have ever wondered where the crab meat used in restaurants comes from, Maryland state officials have an answer.

05/29/2012

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Md. Crab Season Off To Slow Start, Watermen Say

Maryland watermen say the crabbing season is off to a slow start.

05/26/2012

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Fruitland Market Anticipates Big Crab Sales For Memorial Day Weekend

All over Maryland folks are getting ready for the first holiday of the summer, and that means steamed crabs.

05/25/2012

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Restaurants Across Baltimore City Partake In Soft Shell Crab Week

They’re delicious and folks here in Maryland love them. It’s time for soft shells.

05/17/2012

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Blue Crab Numbers In The Chesapeake Bay At 19-Year High

As comebacks go, it’s off the charts. Researchers are finding a population explosion of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay.

04/19/2012

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Maryland Watermen Pulling Ghost Pots From The Bay

Maryland watermen are scouring the Chesapeake Bay in search of ghost pots.

03/27/2012

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Maryland Hopes To Win Sales With Sustainable Crab

Competition is tough when it comes to the packaged blue crab meat many associate with the Chesapeake Bay but which often comes from the Gulf of Mexico, Venezuela and the Far East. That’s one reason Maryland fisheries officials hope to set their catch apart by touting the state’s sustainable fishing methods.

03/27/2012

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Delay In Federal Wage Hike Saves Crab Season In Maryland

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.

09/23/2011

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Md. Waterman Nets Purple Crab, Returns It To Bay

Watermen often haul blue crabs out of the Chesapeake Bay by the bushel — but a purple crab? Queenstown waterman Jake Marzucco told The Star-Democrat of Easton that he recently netted the uniquely colored crab and took photos of it before returning it to the bay.

08/30/2011

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Watermen Leaders Support New Female Crab Focus

The leaders of two Maryland watermen’s groups say they support a new approach to managing Chesapeake Bay blue crab stocks that focuses on how many females are in the bay.

08/12/2011

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