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Crab-catching blues
Young people in the small rural shore towns of Chesapeake Bay, which straddles the eastern U.S. states of Maryland and Virginia, are shunning the erratic pay of "watermen", who catch crabs using skills such as baiting a crab pot or handling a trotline, previously passed down through the generations. Seasonal workers from Mexico fill many of the manual jobs in picking houses to process the crustaceans. The industry faces other headwinds, environmental issues and an increasingly global agricultural market among them. Last year's harvest was the lowest recorded in 25 years after the crab population...
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Crab boats are moored at the dock at dawn on Hooper's... more
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HOOPER'S ISLAND, UNITED STATES
Crab boats are moored at the dock at dawn on Hooper's Island, Maryland August 26, 2015. Young people in the small rural shore towns of Chesapeake Bay, which straddles the eastern U.S. states of Maryland and Virginia, are shunning the erratic pay of "watermen", who catch crabs using skills such as baiting a crab pot or handling a trotline, previously passed down through the generations. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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The sky is reflected on Parsons Creek after sunrise... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Josue Vega nets crabs one-by-one with his family at... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Professional waterman Jeff Robinson uses radar to make... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Before sunrise, professional waterman Danny Richardson... more
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Professional watermen Jeff Robinson (C) and Danny Richardson... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Parts of crabs and jellyfish lie on a wooden sorting... more
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13 Oct. 2015
A crab clings to the catch basket as professional watermen... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Blue crabs wait to be tagged by researchers from the... more
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13 Oct. 2015
A plastic tag is attached to a crab by a researcher... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Researcher Keira Heggie from the Smithsonian Environmental... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Researchers from the Smithsonian Environmental Research... more
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13 Oct. 2015
A mating pair of crabs, or "doublers" in the local... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Professional waterman Danny Richardson tries to fit... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Waterman Dwane Paul delivers his day's catch at the... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Workers unload bushel baskets of live blue crabs into... more
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Workers unload bushel baskets of live blue crabs into... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Workers unload bushel baskets of live blue crabs into... more
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13 Oct. 2015
A worker unloads a carriage of cooked crabs from a... more
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13 Oct. 2015
A large stainless steel shovel lies on top of steamed... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Mexican workers, on the U.S. H2B visa program for seasonal... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Workers from the A.E. Phillips & Son Inc. crab picking... more
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Mexican guest workers from the A.E. Phillips & Son... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Crisfield Police Chief Michael Tabor prepares to fire... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Crabs "race" for contestants' bragging rights during... more
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13 Oct. 2015
A contestant cheers for the start of the crab-picking... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Contestants argue with organisers after they said that... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Linton's Seafood shop and restaurant advertises crabs... more
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13 Oct. 2015
Diners eat blue crabs as the sun sets over the Kent... more
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