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Update 2006: Wall Street Crab Feast

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     In the six years since the Wall Street Crab Feast was held on a rooftop at the 16 Beaver Group in Manhattan, global economic forces have transformed the Maryland crab industry.

     The Baltimore Sun has produced an excellent two part series on these global changes and has also documented changes going on on Maryland’s eastern shore.


1) “Crab Factory: Part One,” The Baltimore Sun, 4/30/06, Gady A. Epstein and Stephanie Desmon.

With the bay in decline, Asian fisheries rise - catching, picking, packaging Maryland's signature food.

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2) “Working the Water: Part Two,” The Baltimore Sun, 5/01/06, Gady A. Epstein and Stephanie Desmon.

Thousand of Asian workers on a new global supply line are supplanting an old Maryland-based food chain.

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3) “Home beckons for crab pickers,” The Baltimore Sun, 11/22/05, Chris Guy.

No longer a strictly indigenous business, the meat of Cheasapeake Bay blue crabs is now picked by temporary workers from Mexico who spend the crab season on Maryland’s eastern shore courtesy of specially designed worker visas.

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