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Blue Crab Regulation Hearings to be Held in June | Maryland DNR Fisheries Service News
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Blue Crab Regulation Hearings to be Held in June

05/14/2010  |   Posted by swidman

Tags: Blue Crab, Comemrcial, Regulations  

A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 6pm in Fellowship Hall at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401 and on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 6pm in the cafeteria at Easton High School, 723 Mecklenburg Ave., Easton, MD 21601.

This regulatory action establishes the conditions for certain individuals holding a designated ‘male-only’ or ‘frozen’ Limited Crab Catcher (LCC) license to upgrade to an unlimited Tidal Fish License (TFL). Only those individuals who meet the following requirements by April 6, 2010 will be allowed to use a male-only or frozen LCC license to upgrade to a TFL beginning in the 2010-2011 renewal period:

  1. possess a male-only or frozen LCC and at least two additional commercial fishing authorizations, or
  2. possess a male-only or frozen LCC and before April 6, 2010 have entered into the process of acquiring two additional authorizations through the DNR apprenticeship program or through approved permanent or business transfer, or
  3. possess a male-only or frozen LCC and one additional authorization and before April 6, 2010 have entered into the process of acquiring one additional authorization through the DNR apprenticeship program or through approved permanent or business transfer.


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