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« on: April 25, 2008, 06:14:58 PM »

What are the current rules for female crabs in MD.

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2008, 07:09:28 PM »

For Rec's, positively, absolutely, unequivocally, and by no means are allowed to keep ANY females (unless it's soft)

For Comm's, it stands as follows

             The Department has calculated tiered bushel limits for September 1 though October 22 in order to ease the economic burden on the small fraction of commercial crabbers who have historically realized highest catches of mature female crabs during the fall season.  In the years 2004-2007, only 1.6% of licensed crabbers realized an average daily catch of greater than 40 bushels of females per day during the month of October.  Approximately 83% of these crabbers reside in Dorchester County.  By contrast, 90% of licensed commercial crabbers in Maryland realized an average daily catch in October of less than 10 bushels of females.  The Department has determined that by grouping crabbers into catch categories based upon their reported catch history and applying limits to each catch category, the total catch can be significantly reduced without a disproportionate economic burden being born by those that have historically realized the heaviest catch.

Historically, catch rates for mature female crabs are highest during the month of October when the female migration peaks.  The catch categories and associated bushel limits will therefore differ between September and October.  The catch categories and approximate associated bushel limits for September and October are:

September:

Crabbers with an average historic daily catch of mature females in September of greater than 20 bushels will have a 30 bushel daily limit.
Crabbers with an average daily catch of greater than or equal to 12 bushels, but less than 20 bushels, will have a 15 bushel daily limit.
Crabbers with an average daily catch of greater than or equal to 8 bushels, but less than 12 bushels, will have a 10 bushel daily limit.
Crabbers with an average daily catch of greater than or equal to 2 bushels, but less than 8 bushels, will have a 5 bushel daily limit.
Crabbers with an average daily catch of less than 2 bushels will have a 1 bushel daily limit.
Crabbers who have no reported harvest of mature female crabs during the month of September in the years 2004 through 2007 will not be permitted to harvest female crabs in September.
October:

Crabbers with an average daily catch in October of greater than 40 bushels will have a 50 bushel daily limit.
Crabbers with an average daily catch of greater than or equal to 20 bushels, but less than 40 bushels, will have a 30 bushel daily limit.
Crabbers with an average daily catch of greater than or equal to 10 bushels, but less than 20 bushels, will have a 15 bushel daily limit.
Crabbers with an average daily catch of greater than or equal to 2 bushels, but less than 10 bushels, will have a 5 bushel daily limit.
Crabbers with an average daily catch of less than 2 bushels will have a 1 bushel daily limit.
Crabbers who have no reported harvest of mature female crabs during the month of October in the years 2004 through 2007 will not be permitted to harvest female crabs in October.
Finally, the Department is proposing to modify the target number of Limited Crab Catcher (LCC) licenses at the current number of issued licenses. Current licensees will not be affected by this action. The proposed action will reduce the number of LCC licenses available to the current level in order to prevent an increase in commercial fishing effort.  The proposed action will also establish a Management Control Date of December 16, 2007. Participation by any individual in the blue crab fishery, after the control date, will not be considered in the calculation or distribution of crabbing rights should further entry limitations be established in the future.   Conversely, harvest data constrained by 2008 regulations will not adversely affect an individualís catch history for purposes of future allocation decisions.
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