Maryland Blue Crab season begins

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Maryland’s Blue crab season is officially here.  The season started Sunday for the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean and coastal bays.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds those hitting the water that recreational crabbing licenses are required for anyone who uses collapsible crab traps, eel pots, net rings, seines or lines.

Licenses are also required for anyone who catches more than two dozen hard crabs or more than a dozen soft crabs or male peelers.  A recreational crabbing license is not required in the Atlantic Ocean or coastal bays.