Louisiana Removes 5600 Derelict Traps From Water

Every year, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries closes state waters to blue crab fishing for a period of time. This year the closure was for 30 days, and during that time over 5,600 derelict crab traps were removed. G.U.L.F. had the opportunity to attend the volunteer day on March 4th with LDWF and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation where over 1,500 traps were removed in Delacroix in one day. We always enjoy the chance to get out in the field and be active in coastal conservation and sustainable fisheries.

More information on the crab trap rodeo.

 


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