Crabbing License

posted Oct 14, 2009, 6:05 AM by Boy Scout Troop 856
Who is required to have a fishing license?
The new legislation will require all who recreationally harvest fish, oysters, clams, shrimp, and crab to have a saltwater recreational fishing license. Individuals under the age of 16 will be exempt from licensing requirements and senior and disability license holders will not need to purchase an additional saltwater license. Additional exemptions include, individuals fishing on a licensed public fishing pier; individuals fishing on a licensed charter vessel; individuals crabbing with 3 or fewer drop nets, 3 or fewer fold up traps, or 3 or fewer handlines with no hooks and one bait (chicken necking); and individuals shrimp baiting (will still be required to purchase a shrimp baiting license.)

In plain English, we will not be required to have a saltwater fishing license to go crabbing, as no one will be using more than 3 hand lines.

Thanks Mr. Ammons for finding out this information for us.