An over supply of blue crabs means cheaper prices for you, but also less money for North Carolina crabbers. Blue crabs happen to be the state's largest catch. In April, the price for blue crabs fell $40 a bushel when the Chesapeake Bay crab season opened.
A resurgence in crabbing in Virginia and Maryland waters has a lot to do with the price drop, since the supply is plentiful. Many local crabbers can't survive with these prices, just like last summer. Crabbers have to bring two or three times the usual haul to the docks to make ends meet.