03 September 2014

• NOAA’s Marine Debris Program Reports On The National Issue of Derelict Fishing Traps


“Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles.

”These traps result in losses to habitat, fisheries, and the watermen who depend on the resources -- losses that are largely preventable, according to a newly published study….”

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