Trump makes it tough for crabbers to hire foreign workers - NPR
Shortage of Foreign Workers Jeopardizes Maryland Crab Business - VOA
However, in the UK, it's also proving difficult - because the crabs are just not appearing.
The Daily Telegraph and the Plymouth Live website have both posted stories from the West Country - and both have interviews from Sidmouth:
UK in 'crab crisis' as restaurants forced to pull dishes from menus - Telegraph
Why crab is being removed from menus across Devon and Cornwall
A crab crisis is gripping the country - and that means cafes and restaurants don't have any to serve you
28 MAY 2018
Some of Britain's top coastal resorts are facing a 'crab crisis' after a sudden drop in supply caused some cafes and restaurants to drop the crustaceans from their menus. Traders have noticed a sharp drop in availability since Christmas, with many blaming the Beast from the East for disrupting the supply chain.
Wholesale prices have soared and some outlets in Devon and Cornwall have started removing their popular crab sandwiches from their menu. Fisherman as far afield as Whitby in Yorkshire and Cromer in Norfolk have reported stocks being down by 40 per cent.
Some restaurateurs in Sidmouth say they have been unable to source any crab for months.
James Arnold, 37, general manager at the Pea Green Boat, said: "We haven't been able to get any crab for about three months. It's a problem because it brings people in. This time last year we were selling them hand over fist but this year we don't have any. People come in asking for it so it is frustrating. It's had an affect on passing trade, it was the headline item on the menu and people would see it and come in."
Why crab is being removed from menus across Devon and Cornwall - Plymouth Live
Here's the story from the Herald:
‘Crab crisis’ forces popular dish off menus in Sidmouth
‘Crab crisis’ forces popular dish off menus in Sidmouth | Latest Sidmouth and Ottery News - Sidmouth Herald