365 Day Recreational Crabbing Boat License Details


365 Day Recreational Crabbing Boat License

General Info - Statewide License


Maryland license which allows the purchaser, or if not onboard, any one individual on board the vessel to catch crabs for recreational purposes.

Must use the following gear: (a) trotline, (b) collapsible traps, (c) net rings and catch up to 1 bushel of male hard crabs (or 2 bushels if another license is on board) and 2 dozen soft or male peeler crabs or a combination of male peeler and soft crab. You may not use the gear above or have more than 4 dozen male hard crabs and 1 dozen soft or male peeler crabs on board the vessel unless either the boat is licensed or one of the individuals on board has an individual license.


  • N/A

    Approval time

  • $15.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Please identify which service center is applicable to mail in your application using DNR's Licensing & Registration Service Centers Link

Apply for the License

  • Online Application

    Complete the form

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  • Download form

    Download the application .PDF file

    Download Form

Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance -

Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)

  1. Must renew license every year.

Agency/Contact

License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Department of Natural Resources Service Centers dnr.maryland.gov/Pages/service_centers.aspx

Contact Information

Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Natural Resources Service Centers the legal authority to issue this approval?