Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Employ commercial-grade biodegradable hinges on Dungeness crab traps to minimize adverse impacts when the traps become derelict. Project will test the durability of the hinges in both the active fishery utilizing watermen and in a simulated derelict trap mode to ensure the function as needed to be functional for fishermen and protect marine ecosystems.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Center for Coastal Resources Management. (2022) Test and Implement Commercial Grade Biodegradable Hinges on Dungeness Crab Traps (VA, WA, AK). Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/48EB-3Q50