Crabbing season on the upswing for Labor Day weekend
TRAPPE, Md. – With crabbing season about halfway over, seafood business owners on the Eastern Shore say things are looking up especially with the upcoming Labor Day Weekend.
On Wednesday, 47 ABC checked in with TL Morris Seafood in Trappe. They say the crabs are doing much better now than they were at the start of the season because it’s not raining as much. Of course the recent cool down has helped a lot too because they were seeing a lot of dead crabs during the long heat wave at the beginning of August.
“It was a hot summer so the dead loss was definitely up. There’s a lot of dead crabs but it’s finally starting to cool off a little bit and we’re not having to deal with that quite as much. Keeping it down below like 10 percent now whereas it was 30 or so before,” Lucas Mobley, with TL Morris Seafood.
The rain and heat drove up prices but TL Morris says they’ve leveled out now. They add that they have a lot of crabs to sell for Labor Day weekend and they expect to sell out as usual.