after i finish university i would love to start my own crabbing business. kind of like in forest gump but without the shrimping or mentally challenged person. anyways i digress. what kind of start up costs will i be looking at and should i see about working on a boat for a few months first? ande i know i can look on google but i would rather learn from people who seem to know what they are talking about
ps i want to fish for real crabs ie the mighty blue.
Not sure anymore about the apprenticeship program or having someone sign off on your hours in order to get a license.
Trotline- Boat $5,000 for one that will last you a few years. $5000 for a license $2000 gear. Dipper, puller, line, etc.
Pots- 300 pots about 12,000, a cheap-o workboat 10,000, license, 10-15k, 2 drums of paint $2,600 (yearly)
Definately work for someone for a few YEARS before you set out on your own, with no prior experience.