How to size a crab

Baltimore Sun Article May 2013

First in a three-part series on crabs.
For Marylander’s, crabs are more than a menu item. They’re a way of life.
Generations of Marylander’s have relied on blue crabs, culled from the Chesapeake Bay, as sustenance and — in the case of watermen — for their livelihoods.
Today, crabs are as much a social treat as they are a source of protein. The crab feast involves crabs, beer and lots of paper towels, and is a messy Maryland rite of passage.
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