Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Retention Rates in Different Trap Meshes

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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Title: Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Retention Rates in Different Trap Meshes
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Guillory, Vincent
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 60
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 35-37
Date: 1998
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 9809
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 20:05
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 20:05
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9809

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