A booming population means cheaper crabs

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 15:32:06-04

A booming crab population means cheaper crab prices in Maryland this summer. 

The population of crab is up by 140 million this year. Some restaurants are reporting cheaper prices for a bushel of crabs--some by as much as 20 percent lower than last year.

Not only that, but crabbers from down south have lowered prices as well. A 40 pound box of crabs from Texas or Louisiana can be as cheap as $240, down from $300. 

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