In the 1930s crabs put food on the table for a lot of Maine fishing families, whether it was eating the crabmeat, or selling it. Now, we lobstermen treat crabs as nothing but a nuisance or maybe bait. Some bait on every crab they catch.

We have started out second year of depressed lobster prices that may-or may not-get any better. If things don’t improve, many fishermen may be glad to have crabs to tide them over.

My point is, we’d better start taking better care of our crabs.


Don MacVane

Long Island