For recreation permit, there is no limit. For commercial watermen there are a fixed licenses per year pending on the health of the bay.
Permit is issued to individual adults. One bushel per permit per day. Kids need no license. If you are serious about crabbing and intend to feed the family, need to invest 50 to 75 dollars to get the gear up.
Do a search on the net to get the trot line ready? It was a lot fun when the kids were young, I recall. The crabs are the sweetest you can find because they are fresh.
I read, think, and act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest, nor I am here for free sex. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of safe off-shore passage. I am NOT afraid of dying in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.