How The Government Is Causing A Crab Cake Shortage

The Law of Unintended Consequences hits the Maryland crab industry.

In an illustration of the Law of Unintended Consequences, it appears that President Trump’s new restrictions on legal…

Crab fishing is an important part of Maryland’s economy. The crab meat can be eaten in many ways, but is perhaps most well known as the main ingredient in the crab cakes for which the state is famous. Blue crabs are important part of the state economy, providing thousands of jobs for fishermen, restaurant workers, and laborers in processing plants. It is the processing plants that have become a broken link in the chain from ocean to table.