Opportunity Details

Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program 2019-Sabine Lake

Sponsoring Program: Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program

Assist with the removal of derelict wire crab traps from coastal bays on February 16, 2019. Unload vessels and drop off traps at specific sites. Need to be willing to get wet and muddy. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Minors with adult supervision allowed to participate.

Website: http://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/water/conservation/Crab_trap/Crab_trap.phtml

Region: Gulf Coast

Sabine Lake,

(409) 983-1104

Crab Trap Drop-Off Sites:

Pleasure Island Marina Boat Ramp-Facilitated crab trap drop-off site

Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program

Holly Grand

(361) 825-3993

The Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program will be hosting its 18th annual event in 2019. To date, 35,481 derelict traps have been removed from Texas coastal waters through volunteer assistance. From February 15-February 24, 2019 a closure will go into effect for the public use of wire crab traps. During this closure any traps left in Texas coastal waters will be legally defined as litter and are subject to removal. TPWD will set up crab trap drop off sites in each of the eight major bay systems. While many of the sites are stand alone, some sites will be facilitated by staff and volunteers on February 16th from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (noon). Those drop off sites listed as "facilitated" will require onshore assistance as well as in the field removal of traps on February 16th, however volunteers can remove traps on their own anytime during the 10 day closure or groups can volunteer to facilitate any of the stand alone sites.