Category: Community Reports

Download Kyle Antonelis, Daniel Huppert, Don Velasquez & Jeff June (2011): Dungeness Crab Mortality Due to Lost Traps and a Cost-Benefit Analysis of Trap Removal in Washington State Waters of the Salish Sea, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 31:5, 880-893. To link to this article. . .

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Download Project Scope and Objectives In June 2013, the Washington State legislature provided $3.5 million to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to work in partnership with the Northwest Straits Foundation (NWSF) to complete the removal of legacy derelict nets from shallow high priority areas of Puget Sound . . .

Download Introduction Abandoned, lost and discarded crab pots cause negative economic and environmental impacts in Puget Sound every year. Crab pots are lost for a variety of reasons: operator error, gear malfunctions, entanglement with debris, vessel strikes and vandalism . . .

Download Abstract Abandoned, lost and discarded crab pots can present economic and environmental impact issues in marine waters. Every year pot gear is lost due to entanglement with debris, vessel hits and vandalism. Identification, location and safe removal of derelict crab pots can reduce these. . .

Download Abstract Derelict fishing gear is a known stressor to rockfish populations in the Puget Sound, Washington, including three species currently listed as federally protected under the Endangered Species Act. In the Puget Sound and British Columbia, rockfish . . .