My crabbing buddy was in Crisfield, MD last week. I would guess more softcrabs are shed in Crisfield than any other area the same size. My buddy wanted to buy a few (less than a dozen) unfrozen softies. Unfortunately, the place where he was trying to get em from would only sell them in boxes that held 4 dozen. And the price for a box of 4 doz. smalls...... $44.00 My buddy ended up splitting a box with another guy that was there for the same reason.
BTW, they were not taking any more peelers in to shed, and were finishing up with the peelers they had.
I'm surprised thay had any anyways. Its getting too late in the season and unless you are heating the water in the shedding tanks, the water will get too cold at night and shut down the peelers.