Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Marine Advisory Program (MAP)
Fishery Resource Grant FRG 2006-06
This project sought to determine if a crabber by-catch, oyster toads, can be kept alive and marketed successfully so that both crabbers and distributors can gain supplemental income. Other Virginia crabbers and distributors have previously tried selling live toads but evetually abandoned or severely restricted their operations because of mortality problems.
Kauffman, D., & Casey, J. (2008) Developing an Alternative Fishery for Virginia Watermen: The case for oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau). Fishery Resource Grant FRG 2006-06. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/2243