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11th Texas Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program

By February 1, 2012Events, News

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

TPWD’s 11thTexas Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program runs from Feb 17-26. During the 10 day period, all Texas bays will be closed to crabbing with crab traps, and any left in the bay will be presumed to be abandoned and considered litter under state law, thus allowing volunteers to legally remove any found crab traps.
Crabbing is a multi-million dollar industry in Texas. However, lost or abandoned crab traps can cause problems for anglers and wildlife. They trap wildlife, snag fisherman’s lines, tear up boat motors, and crush fragile sea grasses that are critically important for this marine nursery. Every year, volunteers help Texas Parks and Wildlife remove the unsightly and potentially dangerous metal traps from the state’s bays.

TRAP DROP OFF SITE LIST

Sabine Lake – Local TPWD coordinator Jerry Mambretti (409) 736-9035

Pleasure Island Marina Boat Ramp

Trap drop-off site

Galveston Bay – Local TPWD coordinator Bill Balboa (281) 534-0110

Jones Lake State Ramp (Fat Boys)

Facilitated & trap drop-off site

TPWD Dickinson Marine Lab-1502 FM 517 E, Dickinson

Trap drop-off site

Seabrook SH 146 Bridge Public Boat Ramp

Trap drop-off site

Fort Anahuac County Park Boat Ramp

Facilitated by Galveston Bay Foundation & trap drop-off site

Chocolate Bayou State Boat Ramp-FM 2004

Facilitated & trap drop-off site

MATAGORDA BAY– Local TPWD coordinator Leslie Hartman (361) 972-6253

Mitchell Cut Boat (ICWW) Ramp @ Sargent

Trap drop-off site

Matagorda Harbor @ Matagorda

Trap drop-off site

Railroad Park @ Palacios

Trap drop-off site

San Antonio Bay – Local TPWD coordinator Norman Boyd (361) 983-4425

Charlie’s Bait Stand

Facilitated & trap drop-off site

Port O’Connor TPWD Docks

Facilitated & Trap drop-off site

ARANSAS BAY – Local TPWD coordinator Karen Meador (361) 729-5429

Goose Island State Park Boat Ramp

Facilitated & trap drop-off site

North Cove Harbor Boat Ramp

Trap drop-off site

CORPUS CHRISTI BAY – Local TPWD coordinator Tom Wagner (361) 729-2328

Nueces Bay Boat Ramp

Trap drop-off site

Port Aransas Public Boat Ramp

Trap drop-off site

UPPER LAGUNA MADRE – Local TPWD coordinator Todd Neahr (361) 825-3353

Bluff’s Landing Marina

Trap drop-off site

Kaufer Park Boat Ramp

Trap drop-off site

LOWER LAGUNA MADRE –  Local TPWD coordinator Mark Lingo (956) 350-4490

Adolfe Thomae County Park @ Arroyo City

Trap drop-off site

Port Mansfield Navigation District Ramp @ Port Mansfield

Trap drop-off site

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