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Worker Shortage Cripples Eastern Shore Crab Packing House

March 4, 2022

Several Eastern Shore crab processing companies rallied together this past week with a familiar battle cry: They need more foreign worker visas to operate this summer. The H-2B visas allow seasonal workers to pick and pack crabs, employees these local businesses say they can’t find elsewhere. Cheryl Costello explains, this year is looking so dire that one well-known packing house is selling their business and giving up.

Article Source: Chesapeake Bay Magazine

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