Yarmouth DNR Offers Tips for Hassle-Free Crabbing

If it's under five inches you might get pinched...
Size matters when harvesting crabs. Keeping crabs under five inches could get you pinched. (YDNR photo)

From the Yarmouth Division of Natural Resources:

Yarmouth DNR continues to enforce blue crab regulations. 

Over the past few days officers have continued their enhanced presence at local crabbing areas in Yarmouth after multiple complaints of over fishing. 

Pro Tip #424 
When you decide to go crabbing, it is in your best interest to at the very least have some sort of instrument to measure your catch. Without one it is very unlikely you’ll be able to convince an officer that you’re abiding by the size limit. 

Pictured below is one of several violations discovered. This crab is well under the size limit of 5 inches.


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