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OK, I've got to ask what is a trot line and how do you catch crab with it? I've never heard the term before. We in the PNW use traps, each license is allowed two and you can put them anywhere you want.....
Sounds like the equivalent to gunny sacks for snipe hunting to me, John. I'm with you, I've only used pots out here in Orygun ..... so what the heck is a trot line?
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so what the heck is a trot line?
Here's some visual information for ya....

Using a trotline to catch blue crabs





Chesapeake blue crab Callinectes sapidus





For what it's worth, I'm seeing may more working boats out on the water this year than I've seen in the past several. Nothing like back in the 80's, but the bay is getting better...
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That may be true, but it is illegal. You cannot take female crabs, and the DNR does hand out tickets for that.


I will have to confront him then, just a few weeks ago he was here and in a discussion he insisted that we eat more females. Maybe I took his comment out of context. I will send him an email for clarification.
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Sorry folks, I did miss the clarification he gave...here is his response to my question.

"It is illegal for individuals to harvest them. You need to have a commercial license to harvest them."


So its okay to harvest females with a commercial license.

Again, sorry for the confusion.
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Here's some visual information for ya....

Using a trotline to catch blue crabs



Thanks Solare, I learn something new every day .... although after reading the description on your link, I'm still not completely convinced that crabbing this way not akin to snipe hunting.
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so what's a crab pot like compared to a lobster pot? I have 2 collapsible types that I've never tried to use would they suffice someday?
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Crab and lobster pots function the same, they just look different. Crab pot is smalled and less well built.

The collapsible types are for kids at the fishing pier and give them something to do every 5 min by pulling the trap up. The grownups are too lazy unless you install an underwater camera to monitor the crab activity. Pull the trap up when there are crabs.

Again no recreational crabber can use the commercial type crab pot. Only the trotline and collapsible. i think the reason is that DNR does not want the public put the traps in the water and forgot about it. They will become the dead traps for crabs and serve no propose. For the property owner lived by the water, they can use them since they are unlikely to forget their trap.
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And when I asked again why he advocated eating female crabs...

"The harvest is now within acceptable levels (less than 46% of target levels) so we aren’t doing harm to the population by eating them as long as we stay below the target. The crabbers catch mostly females in MD in the fall and get extremely beat up on pricing. If they had more of a market for them they could make a little more money and support their livelihood. At some points in October the watermen will be getting paid less than $15/bushel."
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On the Delaware Bay, same blue crab, but saltier and maybe cleaner water; NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife - Blue Claws: Crabbing in New Jersey

Turtle excluders are required on traps and traps can be used by recreational crabbers.

I had a large turtle 18" at the shoulders and a head as large as a fist come along side as I sailed the lower bay this past weekend, but most I see are about the size of the blue crab.
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Sad, but potentially good for Maryland Crabbers

If you needed another reason to switch to Maryland crabmeat? Check out this article about the pollution in Lake Maracaibo, which is the lake from which all of the Venezuelan crabmeat comes from.

Blue crabs threatened by oil spills in Venezuela | Reuters
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