By CBS Baltimore Staff

ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Great news for crab houses in Maryland.

There are now 22,000 more visas available for seasonal crab workers.

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This is something Gov. Larry Hogan and other state officials have been pushing for, and the governor applauded the decision.

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He calls it critical to keeping the state’s seafood industry open for business.

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Until now, “H2B” visas were capped at 66,000 per year.

CBS Baltimore Staff