Maryland Crabs


  • Tommy Zinn checks the size of a freshly caught blue crab before segregating it by sex, male or female. (Glenn Fawcett/The Baltimore Sun)

  • This is a view of crab shacks in the town of Tylerton on Smith Island. There are only a few crabbers left, and only 55 full time residents of the once-thriving town. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / The Baltimore Sun)

  • Steamed crabs are served on the deck at Captain James Landing Crab House in Fells Point. (Amy Davis/Baltimore)

  • Nancy Devine prepares crab cakes at Faidley Seafood in Lexington Market. (Glenn Fawcett/The Baltimore Sun)

  • Waterman Mark Somers maneuvers his boat, the "Barbara J." along a long line of crab pots in the Chesapeake Bay. (Glenn Fawcett/The Baltimore Sun)

  • Diners eat crabs at Cantler's Riverside Inn in Annapolis. (Gene Sweeney Jr. / The Baltimore Sun)



Middle East meets Eastern Shore via crab soup

A cooking lesson brings out cultural histories.

Crabs and spaghetti in Crabtown

Longtime Baltimoreans know that crabs aren't just for summer cookouts.

Coastal Sunbelt chef brings taste of Howard to Buy Local cookout

Over the years, chef Martin Saylor of Coastal Sunbelt Produce Company in Savage has served crab salad rolls and rockfish imperial with tomato jam at Gov. O'Malley's annual Buy Local Challenge Cookout.

Maryland's 'True Blue' seafood certification program expands

Now in its second season, the state's "True Blue" seafood certification program has increased the roster of participating restaurants from 26 to 150, according to Steve Vilnit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Icky or delicious? Maryland's complicated relationship with soft-shell crabs

They're slimy and slippery when raw. Cooked in a sandwich, their spindly legs and grabby claws poke out from the slices of bread.

Campaign's in full swing at Crisfield festival

Political junkies flock to annual Tawes event.

Anne Arundel students build a better crab trap

For years, environmentalists and watermen have been searching for a way to deal with the Chesapeake Bay's "ghost pots."

Maryland to limit female crab catch

Harvest reduction planned in response to drop in population.

Soft-Shell Crab Celebration coming to Baltimore restaurants

Some dozen Baltimore restaurants will be adding special soft-shell crab specials to their menus for Baltimore's fifth annual Soft-Shell Crab Celebration.