'It's Been Just Wonderful' | Local Crab Picking Houses Praise Federal Approval For Thousands Of Additional Work VisasAfter a critical labor shortage last crab season, Eastern Shore picking houses are up and running this year.
Chesapeake Bay's Blue Crab Population Increase Is Good News, Officials SayAn estimated total of 594 million blue crabs, a 60 percent increase over last year. This includes 190 million females, a 29 percent jump, as well as 324 million juveniles.
Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan Could Hurt Md. Crabs, Maine LobstersMaine lobsters. Maryland crabs. Washington tribal land. South Carolina tourism.
Maryland Blue Crab Counts Low, Prices High With the warm weather the number of people looking to feast on hard crabs is increasing, but prices are at record levels.
Md. Blue Crab Population DecliningMaryland's famous blue crabs are getting harder and harder to find. That's been a big blow to businesses and watermen who rely on the state's signature seafood.
Crab Report Finds Chesapeake Bay Not OverfishedThe Chesapeake Bay's blue crabs are not overfished, but fisheries managers should keep a close eye on this year's harvest because of a cold winter that cut the population.