VIMS To Lead Abandoned Crab Pot Program

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science receives an $8 million grant to administer a national program to reduce “ghost fishing” by derelict crab and lobster pots abandoned or lost to storms and vessel entanglements. According to Chesapeake Bay Magazine the program will include partner institutions, commercial fishermen, and interested Native tribes along the Atlantic coast from Florida to the Gulf of Maine.

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