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August 14, 2018 at 10:52PM. With one of my favorite people.
August 14, 2014. On the Eastern Shore in Maryland, Maria's quota from her employer is 27 pounds of crabmeat per day; one pound of crabmeat is approximately 80 premium crabs. She makes $2.80 per pound, or $75.60 per day.
Maria works eight hours a day, five days a week; she is here in the U.S. for eight months, and has been coming to the Eastern Shore for five years on a H2A guest worker visa to pick crabmeat.
A crab cake sandwich (right) from a neighboring town is $13.