Crab pickers, including H-2B workers, at J.M. Clayton Co. in June 2019. Image: Cheryl Costello

VIDEO: Worker Shortage Cripples Eastern Shore Crab Packing Houses

Several Eastern Shore crab processing companies rallied together this past week with a familiar battle cry: They need more foreign worker visas to operate this summer. The H-2B visas allow seasonal workers to pick and pack crabs, employees these local businesses say they can’t find elsewhere. Cheryl Costello explains, this year is looking so dire that one well-known packing house is selling their business and giving up. Watch below: