08.02.03.08

.08 Egg-Bearing Female Crabs.

A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, a person may not possess, transport, or pack a female crab from which the egg pouch or bunion has been removed, or an egg-bearing female crab known as the sponge crab.

B. From April 25 through July 5, a female crab from which the egg pouch or bunion has been removed, or an egg-bearing female crab known as the sponge crab may be imported into Maryland from another state by a dealer or crab processing plant, if accompanied by a bill of sale or bill of lading from the jurisdiction of origin.