Abandoned Crab Trap Removal 2023

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Funding for this year’s effort is again provided by a NOAA Marine Debris Removal grant. These funds allow engagement of commercial crabbers to address root causes of trap dereliction.  As in 2022, each boat is requested to use  a free cell-phoned based app to mark location of each trap removed. The Collector app has been upgraded to “Field Maps” app; all will have to update to the new app, but the transition should be simple.  The data is essential to reducing trap dereliction and is required by the grant. Signup is required to obtain requisite ID’s and training will be available.

View the Updated 2023 Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program procedures