The effectiveness of bycatch reduction devices on crab pots at reducing capture and mortality of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in Florida

Authors: 

Butler, J.A., Heinrich, G.L.

Year: 

2007

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Estuaries and Coasts

Volume (Issue #): 

30/1

Page #s: 

179-185

Contact information: 

jbutler@unf.edu 904 602-3885
Summary: 

This study determined that 73.2% of diamondback terrapins could have been prevented from entering crab pots if bycatch reduction devices (BRDs) had been used. Additionally, there was no significant difference in the sex, size or number of crabs in pots fitted with BRDs.