I'm from Massachusetts, but I plan on driving up to Maine to do some crabbing, and I was wondering if I need a permit or license if I just use a string and chicken, or possibly a vegetable strainer and chicken. I know there are crabs there, I just was wondering if I need some permit to crab there (all I know is that we are not supposed to take green crabs)
and then there is this from livestrong.com ..
Crab Fishing License
The state of Maine requires all crab fishermen to have a license to take and fish for crab. There are many types of crab fishing licenses, varying by class depending on the number of crabs you want to be permitted to take. There are also student crabber licenses available for children just learning how to crab. All licensed fishermen are then given tags for the pots they are fishing with. These tags identify the fishermen, the license class and the allotted number of crabs the fisherman is allowed to take.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/238943-crab-fishing-in-maine/#ixzz1qVq7hCjU