Field Study 327

New Jersey


Target catch: 


Study Type: 

Field study in the wild

Effect on target catch: 

Crab catch rates were 9% higher when the 4.5X10 excluder design was used and crabs were of similar sizes in the two traps (modified and unmodified)

Effect on bycatch species: 

Modified traps with a 4.5X10 cm frame caught no terrapins compared to the 22 caught in the unmodified traps

Bycatch species: 

Fishing Gear: 

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