The crew of F/V Miss Paula out crabbing in the wake of recent crab thefts from their pots. Image by Cheryl Costello

VIDEO: YouTuber Waterman Offers Reward to Catch Crab Thief

The hard-working crabbers of the Chesapeake Bay depend on full pots when they go out before dawn to work their trotlines each day. And most would never touch another waterman’s pots.

But one of the Bay’s well-known watermen, popular for his YouTube videos on board the F/V Miss Paula, is lashing out after someone has been stealing crabs right out of his pots.

Cheryl Costello rides along with the crew of Miss Paula, who is exposing this problem with a $1,000 reward. Watch below: