LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ) — It might be slim pickings for crabs if you’re planning a Memorial Day feast.

A local crab house said there simply aren’t enough local crabs, so they have to import the meat. But there are also supply problems in the countries they rely on. Southeast Asia and Venezuela are dealing with major Covid outbreaks and they’re providing the amount of crabmeat they normally do.

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“This is the worst we’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen anything like it in the 28 years I’ve been in business,” said John Zoulis, co-owner of G&M Restaurant in Linthicum.

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You can expect higher crab prices due to low supply and high demand. G&M is hoping the issue can be resolved soon.

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CBS Baltimore Staff