Guillory, Vincent (1998) Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Retention Rates in Different Trap Meshes. Marine Fisheries Review, 60(1), pp. 35-37.
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Percent escapements of blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, by size and sex were determined for commercially available 38.1 mm square and hexagonal meshes and for five experimental squares. Commercial trap mesh sizes retained excessive numbers of sublegal blue crabs. Based on the criteria of maximizing sublegal crab escapement without an unacceptable loss of legal blue crabs, the 44.4 mm square (as measured from the inside of adjacent corners) was optimum and superior to either trap mesh used by fishermen.
|Title:||Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Retention Rates in Different Trap Meshes|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Marine Fisheries Review|
|Page Range:||pp. 35-37|
|Issuing Agency:||United States National Marine Fisheries Service|
|Depositing User:||Patti M. Marraro|
|Date Deposited:||14 Aug 2012 22:05|
|Last Modified:||14 Aug 2012 22:05|
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