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« on: September 06, 2016, 10:18:20 AM »

I was checking the VA regs and it appears there are defined seasons for commercial crabbing and for placing crab pots/trot lines, but I am assuming you can crab from a pier or beach any time?  Also, when does crabbing really start to slow down in VA - October, November? Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2016, 10:40:45 AM »

You can crab 24/7/365 with hand lines (collapsible traps).   As long as the water is 60+ crabs will be around.. Cool
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2016, 02:18:51 PM »

I know recreational crabbers can use 2 pots. Is there a seasonal limit on their use?
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2016, 05:53:45 PM »

I know recreational crabbers can use 2 pots. Is there a seasonal limit on their use?
Yes. It's the same as commercial...  No commercial style gear is allowed dec 1 to march 17th.

It is unlawful for any person to place, set, or fish or knowingly leave any hard crab pot or peeler pot in any Virginia tidal waters from December 1 through March 16 [4 VAC 20-270-40].

Also there is special limits on 5 pot licenses..

The season for the Recreational Gear License, up to 5 crab pots, is June 1 through September 15 [4 VAC 20-670-30].
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