Crabbing Season Starts, DHS Issues Additional H2-B Visas
DORCHESTER CO., Md. - Crabbing season began Monday, and many local picking houses are looking forward to a more productive season. The Department of Homeland Security has issued an additional 30,000 seasonal worker visas.
Last year, some picking houses sat empty all summer with no seasonal workers. Those businesses rely on crab pickers from Mexico to keep up with demands.
Lindy's Seafood owner Aubrey Vincent says going from no visa workers back to her 105 employees will make a huge difference.
"It'll be business as usual. We'll actually be able fill our orders, we'll be able to provide some kind of consistent service to our customers. It's going to a lot better season than what we were looking at last year," Vincent said.
Vincent says seasonal pickers should be arriving in Dorchester County by this weekend.
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SALISBURY, Md-On Thursday morning, the Coast Guard hoisted a man and his two dogs to safety after his boat became distressed two miles south of Smith Island. The Coast Guard said in a released statement that Sector Maryland watchstanders received a distreMore
On Thursday morning, the Coast Guard hoisted a man and his two dogs to safety after his boat became distressed two miles south of Smith Island.More