Legislation that would impose tighter regulations on food labeling of seafood products has some restaurants who sell blue crabs up in arms.
The measure introduced in the House Environmental Matters Committee in Annapolis would require restaurants to clearly display state of origin for all seafood as well as the state and county of origin for crab products on a sign or menu.
But many opponents of the measure complain that there are potential costs and inconveniences if the new regulations are imposed.
RIVA, Md. (AP) - Crabs in the Chesapeake Bay had an easier winter this year than last when cold killed off nearly a third of them.
But while the winter was warmer, it followed two major fall storms that dumped tons of trash, mud and sediments into the bay.
Answers to how the weather has treated the bay's biggest money maker are expected to be released Thursday at a crab house in Riva, where Gov. Martin O'Malley is to make an announcement about the crab fishery.