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« on: November 16, 2016, 05:57:33 PM »

Hello, I'm new to the forum and I have a question for any Louisiana commercial crabbers on here that can maybe answer it. Just curious what the average dock price per pound was for #1's and #2's sold directly to the Louisiana processors in 2016? I grew up crabbing in a lot of different Louisiana waters for good food and fun, but come Spring 2017, I'm gonna jump into doing it for a living full time. I already have the boat, the pots (300), and the enthusiasm to put it all together to make it happen, just gonna sit out the winter and finish up a few welding gigs.
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 11:49:09 PM »

Since the first of August the price has been pretty stable for me--
1-$1.50
2-$.90
3-$.60
Females- .70, today females went up to $1.05
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2016, 11:52:56 PM »

Do you already have a license?  If not you will have to fulfill apprentice requirements to get a commercial license.
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2016, 02:36:39 AM »

What's the size break down for your 1's, 2's, and 3's
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2016, 05:00:50 PM »

No. Had no idea I had to complete a commercial crab apprenticeship in Louisiana in order to get my commercial crab license. What all would I have to do?
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2016, 07:40:14 PM »

http://www.wlf.la.gov/crabtraining
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2016, 10:21:05 PM »

Dang. Louisiana wants 200 documented hours of required apprenticeship time under a commercial crabber that is willing to sponsor you. Wow...looks like I'll be crossing over up the way a bit into Mississippi waters lol
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2016, 09:24:10 AM »

Dang. Louisiana wants 200 documented hours of required apprenticeship time under a commercial crabber that is willing to sponsor you. Wow...looks like I'll be crossing over up the way a bit into Mississippi waters lol


MD used to be 2,000 hrs of documented hours under a "qualified" commercial crabber to obtain a license out of the apprenticeship program.
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2016, 11:24:54 PM »

Dang. Louisiana wants 200 documented hours of required apprenticeship time under a commercial crabber that is willing to sponsor you. Wow...looks like I'll be crossing over up the way a bit into Mississippi waters lol


That's only 1 month.  The big problem would be finding a crabber.

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2016, 08:31:24 PM »

Think I'm gonna look into finding a crab dock in LA that would sponsor me. Any ideas of where I could find a list of participating docks? Maybe the La Wildlife & Fisheries?
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2016, 10:12:10 AM »

 Do what i did just find someone who will sign your papers saying you worked for them. That program here in md was BS, all it did was let the watermen decide who could become a comm crabber. I had 2 lic watermen sign for me and was on my way. If you don't know any comm crabbers offer to pay for their signing, all they can say is yes or no.
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2016, 01:37:32 PM »

Think I'm gonna look into finding a crab dock in LA that would sponsor me. Any ideas of where I could find a list of participating docks? Maybe the La Wildlife & Fisheries?

I don't think the LWF can help you.  I can ask a couple of guys I know. 

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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2016, 06:16:56 PM »

Do what i did just find someone who will sign your papers saying you worked for them. That program here in md was BS, all it did was let the watermen decide who could become a comm crabber. I had 2 lic watermen sign for me and was on my way. If you don't know any comm crabbers offer to pay for their signing, all they can say is yes or no.

Wow, I don't think I would of admitted all that on an open forum. Let alone throw two buddies under the bus.
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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2016, 07:21:06 PM »

Wow, I don't think I would of admitted all that on an open forum. Let alone throw two buddies under the bus.


The apprenticeship program was a bust and has been eliminated. I doubt DNR has the manpower or the interest in pursuing rdbeard or anyone else for a possible infraction many years ago. They can't even keep their late reporting lists up to date or accurate. The current system seems to be working better and more controllable.
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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2016, 11:02:15 PM »

Thanks Ron. Appreciate it
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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2017, 03:32:59 AM »

I want to buy all your crab, can you contact me? [email protected] or txt for me 9173494288
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« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2017, 09:19:46 AM »

Redhanded,please no one was throw under the buss, i'm not a snitch for any reason, both of the watermen who signed for me have since passed away, god bless their souls.
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