Effect of a Terrapin Excluder Device on Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Trap Catches

Guillory, Vincent and Prejean, Paul (1998) Effect of a Terrapin Excluder Device on Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Trap Catches. Marine Fisheries Review, 60(1), pp. 38-40.

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Abstract

Mortality of diamondback terrapins, Malaclemys terrapin, in blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, traps has become a controversial bycatch issue in some areas. Traps with turtle excluder devices (TED’s) had increased sublegal (14.5%), legal (32.9%), and total (25.7%) blue crab catch per trap day (CPUE). There were statistically significant differences between total (P=0.0202) and legal (0.0174) CPUE for standard traps and traps with TED’s. The increased catch rates of blue crabs in traps with TED’s may be due to decreased escapement through the entrance f

Item Type: Article
Title: Effect of a Terrapin Excluder Device on Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Trap Catches
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Guillory, Vincent
Prejean, Paul
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 60
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 38-40
Date: 1998
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Management
Item ID: 9808
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 20:05
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2013 12:26
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9808

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