Discussion on the use of escape ports in crab traps Public Deposited
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"Prepared for the State/Federal Dungeness Crab Management Program, Policy Committee Meeting, April 1974." "At the present time most traps used in the Dungeness crab fishery have at least one escape port for the purpose of allowing small crabs to escape. The problem is that there is considerable variation in the size of escape ports used and it is permissible to fish traps without escape ports in Washington and Oregon." (p.5) Recommended requiring and standardizing escape ports in crab pots in Oregon.