Here is the info I received when I sent them an e-mail
----- Original Message -----
From: "Randy Gregory" <Randy.Gregory@ncmail.net
To: "Paul Jarosh" <email@example.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: Rec Crabbing Regulations
> You may fish as many of the folding crab traps as you like. One crab
> pot per person with properly marked buoys may be attached to the shore
> on privately owned land or to a privately owned pier with out any
> license. You may purchase a Recreational Commercial Gear License (RCGL)
> that will allow you to set five pots in the water away from the shore.
> The RCGL costs $35 for residents and $250 for nonresidents and there are
> rules concerning buoys, lines and placement. Here are several links
> that should help you and I have attached our crab rules.
> RCGL - ncfisheries.net/license/RCGL.htm
> Pots - ncfisheries.net/license/recGEAR.htm
> Size and Bag limits - ncfisheries.net/recreational/recguide.htm
> Good Fishing, Randy Gregory
> Paul Jarosh wrote:
>> I'll be visiting the OBX for vacation the first week in Sept. While
>> down there I was hoping to do some crabbing and was wondering if you
>> can help me with some questions concerning what type of legal gear I
>> can use. Mainly my questions are about crab pots and crab traps.