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« on: September 28, 2007, 10:30:43 PM »

i dropped off a few crabs at my cousins house tonight and he gave me 2 crab "traps"(?)  they are about 2'x2' and have a few entrances for the crabs to enter but cannot back out of.  do i need a licence to use these "traps"?  are these traps or are they "crab pots"?  im a handliner from way back but i think i could get a few more w/ less effort with the traps i came across tonight...

i dont have a boat so i guess i could throw it out from shore and tie a rope to it?  im open to suggestions Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 10:34:11 PM »

they sound like pots to me.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 10:35:49 PM »

They are crab pots.If you don't own waterfront property that you can tether them to you can't use them legally  Undecided Without a commercial license.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2007, 10:42:28 PM »

They are crab pots.If you don't own waterfront property that you can tether them to you can't use them legally  Undecided Without a commercial license.
I didn't pay attention that you are in Jersey.I gave you the regs. for MD.
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2007, 10:48:34 PM »

do u need a licence to use them in jersey?
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2007, 10:52:20 PM »

yes, for pots , for traps you don't. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2007, 02:05:05 AM »

$2 lets you use 2 of em
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2007, 06:44:46 AM »

how long is the season open until and where can i get the $2 licence, a tackle shop or do i need to goto a courthouse, town hall etc??....

thanks for the info!
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2007, 06:34:16 PM »

There was a post on here back in may or june I think that had a link to get the permit.  I'll see if I can find it and post it for you.
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2007, 10:15:53 PM »

I found this bit of info, but not about the license:

CRAB POTS are limited to no more than two pots per person when taking crabs. In addition, two handlines may be used.

UNATTENDED CRAB POTS must be labeled with the name and address of the owner or user.

DISTURBING UNATTENDED CRAB POTS is unlawful, except by the owner, user or members of the immediate family, and officers or representatives of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.

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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2007, 10:53:51 PM »

You can get all the info here. See the links.

http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/marinelicenses.htm

http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/images/excluder.jpg

http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/pdf/non-comm_crabpot_regs.pdf
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2007, 06:57:02 PM »

does anyone have a link to the specifics regarding legal crab traps?  my cousin gave me 2 that he used in DE and they're fairly new but im not sure they comply with nj law.
any help is much appreciated.

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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2007, 07:36:40 PM »

http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/pdf/non-comm_crabpot_regs.pdf

This link came from the Crab Kings reply 2 posts up, check the other links on that post for more regs.
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2007, 08:23:41 PM »

jeeez, and they call u seanile Roll Eyes Grin

i knew i had checked it out before but didnt realize the link was right there.  Embarassed

thanks!
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