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Murray Bridges owns Endurance Seafood Company in Colington. Bridges has been selling peelers, or crabs that are about to shed their shells, for over twenty-five years. His company is the largest crab shedder in Dare County, and each year he sells over 50,000 dozen soft shell crabs. In 2000, soft shell crab sales were around $3.3 million and early in the 2001 season a dozen small crabs sold for $20 and a dozen jumbo crabs were $36.
Murray Bridges put North Carolina blue crab on the map when he was interviewed by NBC's TODAY show for a segment on the North Carolina coast. Bridges opened the eyes of many fishermen to the profits gained and the skills needed for shedding blue crabs, an increasingly growing and valuable industry in the state.