Cold Start Hampers Crabbing Season

Today is the first of April, and hopefully it will mean the return of more warmer days more often. The crab pot season in Gloucester and Mathews got off to a slow start this year due to recent cold weather. It’s just another wrinkle in the demanding nature of crabbing, along with the additional tasks of maintaining gear and finding markets for the catch. Despite the obstacles, local crabbers say they remain dedicated to working through difficulties and they look forward to a successful season.