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« on: August 29, 2020, 05:06:40 PM »

I see on MD DNR website where it reads, "There is no license or regulation requirements, but pots must be marked with owners name and phone number."

Does this mean rec can use pots in OC, Md back bays?  I know you're allowed to use 2 in Delaware.  What about MD?
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2022, 04:25:08 PM »

I see on MD DNR website where it reads, "There is no license or regulation requirements, but pots must be marked with owners name and phone number."

Does this mean rec can use pots in OC, Md back bays?  I know you're allowed to use 2 in Delaware.  What about MD?

Anyone have an answer for this?  Looking for the same info.

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2022, 04:41:10 PM »

http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/comarhtml/08/08.02.03.07.htm

 D. General Requirements.

(1) A person may use crab pots to catch crabs for recreational purposes only:

(a) If the person is:

(i) An owner, lessee, or tenant of a private property along the shore; or

(ii) A guest of an owner, lessee, or tenant of a private property along the shore;

(b) If using the crab pot in accordance with §§B, C, D, and H of this regulation; and

(c) If crabbing from a property located on the Chesapeake Bay or its tidal tributaries, only if the crab pots have been properly registered with the Department.

(2) Not more than two crab pots set for recreational purposes may be attached to a property or privately owned pier, regardless of the number of owners or lessees of that property.

(3) Notwithstanding §§E and G of this regulation, a crab pot set for recreational purposes shall be:

(a) Set in front of the person's property, within 100 yards of the shore, and:

(i) Attached by a line to the property or a privately owned pier or dock; or

(ii) Marked by a buoy or pole and sign; and

(b) Marked with the owner’s:

(i) DNRid number, if crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay or its tidal tributaries ; or

(ii) Name and address, if crabbing in the Atlantic Ocean, its coastal bays, or their tidal tributaries.
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