Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Marine Advisory Program (MAP)
Fishery Resource Grant FRG 2017- 02
As part of the VA Fishery Resource Grant Program, I was awarded a grant to conduct a largescale study during the 2017 crabbing season to determine if the color of a crab pot has any affect on catch. The thought behind this study was based on the previous season and seeing a significant difference and trend in the catch of certain crab pots—particularly pots with the color red. Adding to the desire to determine whether color affects catch were the conversations I had with long-time crabbers that all had differing opinions on the topic.
Crab fishery, fishing gear
Knott, D. (2017) Seeing Red: Does the Color of a Crab Pot Really Matter?. Fishery Resource Grant FRG 2017- 02. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/2119