Responding to employers’ calls, including those of crab meat processing companies in Virginia and Maryland, the federal government said on March 5 that it would release an additional 35,000 temporary visas for foreign workers. But the coronavirus pandemic is complicating things.Read More
Responding to pleas from Maryland crab processors suffering from a depressed harvest this year, a state advisory group is proposing to relax a regulation that could allow importing nearly twice as many egg-bearing female crabs for crabmeat. But some Maryland crabbers object, warning that the move would undercut their income and endanger the future of the entire Chesapeake Bay fishery.Read More
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