Watermen,scientists in Maryland – worst crab season in recent memory,blaming weather patterns, an abundance of predators and cannibalism.

It’s definitely an off season,” John “Willy” Dean of Scotland, a crabber who is the president of the St. Mary’s Watermen’s Association, said this week. He said last year he saw lots of very small crabs as he hauled in his pots, evidence supported by the results of an annual survey conducted by Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “We never caught those crabs. Nobody did,” he said. [email protected] 08:48

 

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