Field Study



Target catch: 

Blue crab

Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Increased the total catch rate by 25.7%, the catch rate of sublegal crabs by 14.5% and of legal crabs by 32.9%

Effect on bycatch species: 

No diamondback terrapins were caught during the study

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

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