More Than Half of Maryland Crab Processing Plants Shut Down Due to Lack of Staff
If crab meat is on your Fourth of July menu, get ready to pay a fortune — if you can even find it.
More than half of Maryland’s seafood processors say they’re shut down after being unable to get foreign workers into the country to pick their crabs.
Some of the processors said they could soon be out of business permanently.
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Lobster Prices Falling, and They Could Fall Further
Lobster prices are falling in New England as the industry deals with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and they could drop even more later this summer, industry officials said.
The American lobster fishing industry, based mostly in Maine, has had to cope with a supply chain that has been disrupted by the pandemic. Wholesale prices were lower than previous years this spring, and consumers started to see lower prices at markets earlier in June.