Field Study 313

New Jersey


Target catch: 


Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Crab catch rates were 11% higher when the 5x10 cm excluder design was used in 1994 (multiple sites) and 49% higher in 1995 (single site)

Effect on bycatch species: 

Modified traps with a 5X10 cm rectangular frame caught 2 out 15 terrapins during 1992 and 5 out of 51 terrapins during 1995 (remainder caught by unmodified traps)

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

Reduction technique: