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.


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    Approval time

  • $15.00

    Application cost

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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

Contact Information



Legal Authority

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

Natural Resources Article, 4-803, Annotated Code of Maryland