Impact of a bycatch reduction device on diamondback terrapin and blue crab capture in crab pots

Authors: 

Roosenburg, W.M. and J.P. Green

Year: 

2000

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Ecological Applications

Volume (Issue #): 

10(3)

Page #s: 

882-889
Summary: 
A trap modification reduced bycatch of diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in a blue crab (Callinectes sepidus) pot fishery in the Patuxent River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. Three wire modifications were tested and found that terrapin bycatch can be reduced without decreasing the number or size of captured crabs.