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Crabs' birds and bees: Effects of crab sex life on Maryland industry

Knowing the intimate lives of blue crabs has real implications for Maryland's Chesapeake Bay and the outlook for the state's watermen.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 08:07am EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, Sook Chung, Chesapeake Bay, watermen, crab industry, Maryland


Md. lawmaker pushes for better crab labeling

A Montgomery County delegate wants to know when he goes into a restaurant whether the crab on the menu is from the Free State.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 07:50am EST

Tags: crab, Eric Luedtke

Go For the Food: Ocean City, Md. for crabs & carbs

In Ocean City, Maryland's long-time seaside resort town, the creations of some of the low-key restaurants, crab shacks and strip mall seafood huts are proving to be just as much a draw as the Atlantic Ocean east of the Coastal Highway and scenic waterfront spots like Isle of Wight Bay and Assowoman Bay to the west.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 10:45am EDT

Tags: Ocean City, restaurants, tourism, food

With crab scarcity comes tough decisions

Next time you get a hankering for a Maryland crab cake, you better ask whether it's made with fresh crab meat.

Saturday - 09/14/2013, 09:41am EDT

Tags: crab cake, shortages, Joan Jones

Pinching truth: It's the worst blue crab season in decades

The Chesapeake Bay was fully stocked with blue crabs, but now the population is depleted, and retailers are having to pull them from out of state to bring them to the table.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 07:26am EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, blue crabs, Megan Cloherty


Carbon pollution makes crabs bulk up in size, not meat

Researchers say crabs are actually thriving on the growing amount of carbon pollution that's reaching the nation's largest estuary from the ocean.

Monday - 04/08/2013, 07:32am EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay

Soft-shell crab could be Md.'s official sandwich

A pre-filed bill in the Maryland General Assembly would make soft-shell crab the official Maryland sandwich.

Friday - 12/28/2012, 04:14am EST

Tags: Maryland General Assembly, Richard Colburn, Eastern Shore


Va. to study effects of winter crab dredging

Friday - 11/23/2012, 03:03pm EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay,

Va. extends blue crab harvest by 2 weeks

Virginia watermen are getting an extra two weeks to harvest blue crabs from the Chesapeake Bay.

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 12:31pm EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Newport News, Virginia Marine Resources Commission

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