KENT NARROWS, Md. (WJLA) - An early season shortage of blue crabs Is driving up the cost of the popular seafood. A bushel of crabs is averaging $50-$60 more wholesale now than at this time in 2014.
A visit Monday to the Waterman's Marina on Kent Island found many workboats sitting idle in their slips.
Crabber Harry Davidson said the reason is simple, "there's aren't any crabs." Davidson said he's been out on the water in the heat working hard chasing crabs without much success. He said ,"I'm trying to get a bushel everyday. I haven’t had two bushels yet this year. I expected at least three or four."