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LDWF Moves Forward With 2014 Crab Trap Removal Program

LDWF Moves Forward With 2014 Crab Trap Removal Program

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will continue the abandoned crab trap removal program for 2014. A winter crab trap closure and cleanup is planned for a portion of Terrebonne parish from February 15, 2014 through February 24, 2014.

Since 2004, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, together with individual volunteers and organizations, has successfully removed and disposed of over 23,200 abandoned and derelict crabs.

Last year, LDWF and Louisiana Sea Grant staff, volunteer organizations and individual volunteers contributed to the removal of nearly 1,000 crab traps from coastal waters.

LDWF will again partner with Louisiana Sea Grant for the 2014 crab trap removal efforts. As the 2014 removal weekends approach, Louisiana Sea Grant will help organize volunteers, provide educational outreach on marine debris, as well as establish a recycling effort for crab traps.