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Crabbers still feeling "hit" from Hurricane Sandy

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Bob Lubberman of Cape May is still feeling the pinch from Hurricane Sandy.

"The main problem with crabbing here is the silting in of some of the small channels here. We have a little bit of a blockage at the end of the creek here," says Lubberman.

Making it a burden for boats to move in and out of this channel.

"Our number one problem, is getting the boats actually out into the creek, because its just to shallow. Sometimes, because of the silting from the shoal being knocked down," explains Lubberman.

Which he and many others attribute to Hurricane Sandy.

"They did a basic assessment, and said they didn't believe it was Sandy related. But, we sent some more information about the shoaling, Senator Van Drew has been working with us," he says.

The Senator along with Lubberman and many others have been having bi–weekly conference calls to address this problem.

"Overall, the season hasn't been a spectacular season, certainly nowhere as good as last year," claims Lubberman.

There could be brighter days ahead for this business as the crabbing season can go until mid to late October in Cape May. Until then, time will only tell and waterman will cherish any kind of catch.

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