Effects of Bait Type and Conspecific Attraction in Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) Bycatch.

Kiwah Island, South Carolina


Target catch: 

Blue crab (Callinectes sapidus)

Study Type: 

Study in the lab

Effect on target catch: 

Not tested

Effect on bycatch species: 

Consumable bait had the greatest effect on terrapin entrapment relative to the presence of con-specifics and non-baited crab pots

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: