Man Versus Wild Crabs

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In an effort to help solve the problem of declining blue crab populations in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland attempted to buy back 2,000 crabbing licences – asking the crabber to name his/her own price. However, Maryland recently abandoned the plan, citing the few bids they received were too high (one offered his $50 license for $425 million - an obvious “protest bid”).

As it turns out, many license-holders haven’t actually crabbed in years, so why do they want to keep their licenses? Some see the license as a part of their identity and a connection to a past livelihood on the Chesapeake.

So you have to give it to Maryland for trying to save those little yummy crabs that we all want to have around forever, but it looks like the state may have to tackle the problem from another angle for now.

Cathy was fortunate to spend a year in Paris – traveling to all surrounding countries and touring all that is worthy. Upon realizing that there is no place like home (she does hail from Kansas City – but did not click her heels to get back – thank you, Air France), she returned to America where she set out to explore every last inch of our massive country. From her base in the nation’s capital, she has worked in marketing and event planning for the past 4 years. Mail any and all DC related tips to Cathy (at) WeLoveDC (dot) com.

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