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On the Coast: Future of Maryland's Crabbing Industry

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Maryland watermen work six days a week on the Chesapeake Bay.  But many of them are worried their way of life may be disappearing.
Tara Boyle
Maryland watermen work six days a week on the Chesapeake Bay. But many of them are worried their way of life may be disappearing.

The Chesapeake blue crab has long been part of Maryland's identity. But the watermen who pull these crabs from the depths of the Bay say it's almost impossible to make a living at their trade these days. So some of them have formed the Blue Crab Design Team, to come up with a solution. Bryan Russo attends one of their monthly meetings on the Eastern Shore, and brings us the waterman's perspective on an iconic way of life.

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