Authors

Dan Knott

Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

VIMS Department/Program

Marine Advisory Program (MAP)

Publication Date

2017

Series

Fishery Resource Grant FRG 2017- 02

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Crab fishery, fishing gear

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