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Commercial Crabber Reminder | Maryland DNR Fisheries Service News

Commercial Crabber Reminder

5/24/2012  |   Posted by bkdavis

Tags: Commercial, blue crabs  

Due to the memorial day holiday, commercial crabbers do NOT have to take off Sunday May 28 or Monday May 29. Code of MD Regulation 08.02.03.14 provides an exception to the crabbing day off rule if:

A State or federal holiday falls on the Sunday or Monday, or the immediately preceding Saturday; or the Sunday or Monday precedes a State or federal holiday that falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of the particular week.

Excerpt from Code of MD regulation: 08.02.03.14

.14 General Prohibitions.
B. Commercial General.
(1) Except for a person who declares intent under C of this regulation, a person licensed to catch crabs for sale may not set or retrieve gear or catch crabs for commercial purposes in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries on Sundays and Mondays.
(2) A person who is granted an alternate day off under D of this regulation may not set or retrieve gear or catch crabs for commercial purposes on the alternate day off.
(3) The vessel of a person licensed to catch crabs for sale may not be used to set or retrieve gear or catch crabs for commercial purposes on the day or days on which the vessel's owner may not set or retrieve gear or catch crabs for commercial purposes.
(4) A person licensed to catch crabs for commercial purposes, who declares under C(1) of this regulation, may set or retrieve gear or catch crabs for commercial purposes on a Sunday or Monday of a particular week if:
(a) A State or federal holiday falls on the Sunday or Monday, or the immediately preceding Saturday; or
(b) The Sunday or Monday precedes a State or federal holiday that falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of the particular week.