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« on: July 17, 2011, 11:09:00 PM »

I am new to recreational crabbing in Mass and was just reading the regulations.  I have a question about female blue crabs.  Provided they meet the minimum size requirement, are you permitted to keep female blue crabs, just so long as the egg pouch/mesh is not exposed?  Or must all females be released?
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 06:21:25 AM »

You can keep the females in MA.....as long as they are not sponge crabs and of legal size.........
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 09:48:07 AM »

I thought this was the case.

I often toss them back, or before I leave, I'll cull out any females and toss them back depending on how many I've caught in total.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 03:20:44 PM »

Are you a MA resident? I ask because I think non-residents are not allowed to crab in MA. Not positive, but worth looking into if you are a RI'er.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 07:52:22 PM »

must have released at least 20 today all between 6-7 1/2 tempting to take but they just don't seem to have as much meat as a fat jimmy
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2011, 07:54:28 PM »

must have released at least 20 today all between 6-7 1/2 tempting to take but they just don't seem to have as much meat as a fat jimmy

Normally I find the female have muc longer points then the male, they measure large but the body content compared to and equal size male point to point seems smaller most times.
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