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LDWF announces 2018 Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo; volunteers needed

LDWF announces 2018 Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo; volunteers needed

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will again host its annual Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo, a volunteer derelict crab trap cleanup event, Saturday, March 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) Center located at 8124 LA-56, Chauvin.

This event is being held in coordination with the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) and Louisiana Sea Grant; the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) will be providing lunch.

Volunteers are needed and will help collect traps in the field, unload traps at the dock and count traps as they are unloaded.

Removing abandoned crab traps is a wet and dirty job, so volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and wet gear and should bring their own personal floatation device, which should be worn at all times while on the water. A free t-shirt and lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

Volunteers are encouraged to register in advance online: