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Where to all the Chesapeake crabs go?

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Where to all the Chesapeake crabs go?

socaldiner | Nov 4, 2011 07:17 AM

I know that in recent years, the population of Chesapeake crabs has fallen dramatically from past decades, but recent articles indicate that the populations are the healthiest they've been in over a decade, and I think I read somewhere that over 50 million crabs were harvested last year. Despite the millions of crabs, there doesn't seem to be a single restaurant in Baltimore that exclusively serves Maryland crabs. The common excuse seems to be that restaurants can't get a steady supply to meet demand, but I find it so hard to believe that 50 million crabs a year can't help to satisfy the need of at least one restaurant. Where do all those crabs go?

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