Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab
|Permit Category||Description||Permits Issued in 2017||Number of Permits in Confirmation of Permit History*|
|Category A||Open Access||1,298||Not Applicable|
|Category B||Limited Access||4||0|
|Category C||Limited Access||1||0|
*A Confirmation of Permit History allows a vessel owner to retain permit eligibility in the event the vessel has been destroyed or sold but the owner retains the permit eligibility. The permit in Confirmation of Permit History may then be placed on a vessel at a later date.
Control Date: March 1, 2000
Commercial Operator Permit: Operator cards are required for any operator of a charter/party boat or a commercial vessel (including carrier and processor vessels) issued a vessel permit from the Greater Atlantic Region and fishing for or in possession of fish.
Commercial Dealer/Processor Permit: Red crab may be sold only to persons possessing a valid Federal red crab dealer permit.
How to obtain a federal fishing permit: Anyone with a valid vessel operator’s permit can obtain a federal open access red crab permit.
Limited access permits have been managed under a limited entry system since 2002; no new limited access permits are being issued.
Species Covered By This Permit
- Red Crab
How to Apply
All permits are free of charge. Go to Fish Online to apply online.
For assistance or to request that an application be mailed to you, contact our Permit Office at (978) 282-8438.
What Happens After You Submit
Once we receive your complete application, you will receive your permit within 30 days.