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2016 Texas Crab Trap Removal Program

By January 28, 2016 Events, News

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Crab Trap Removal Program runs from Feb 19-28. Volunteers are needed to assist in the coast-wide effort to remove the numerous traps that have been lost or abandoned since last year’s cleanup.

To facilitate volunteer trap removal efforts this year, TPWD will provide trap drop-off sites at several locations in each major bay system along the coast. Although traps may be removed anytime during the closure, the big focus day will be Saturday February 20th. We would like to encourage you and your friends to help remove these derelict traps in your fishing areas. If you have any questions regarding this effort please contact any of the TPWD staff.

 

Trap Drop-off Sites

SABINE LAKE – Local TPWD coordinator Carey Gelpi (409) 983-1104 (ext. 222)

Mesquite Point Boat Ramp (Jefferson county) next to Walter Umphrey State Park — Facilitated & trap drop-off site
Pleasure Island Marina Boat Ramp – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site


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LVESTON BAY – Local TPWD coordinator Glen Sutton (281) 534-0110

Jones Lake State Ramp (Fat Boys) — Facilitated and trap drop-off site
Seabrook SH 146 Bridge Public Boat Ramp — Non-facilitated trap drop-off site
Fort Anahuac County Park Boat Ramp — Facilitated by Galveston Bay Foundation and trap drop-off site
Chocolate Bayou State Boat Ramp- FM 2004 — Facilitated and trap drop-off site


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

Mitchell Cut Boat (ICWW) Ramp @ Sargent – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site
Matagorda Harbor @ Matagorda – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site
Railroad Park @ Palacios – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site


SAN ANTONIO BAY – Local TPWD coordinator Norman Boyd (361) 983-4425

Charlie’s Bait Stand – Facilitated and trap drop-off site
Port O’Connor TPWD Docks – Facilitated and trap drop-off site
Austwell Public Boat Ramp – Facilitated by San Antonio Bay Foundation & trap drop off site


ARANSAS BAY – Local TPWD coordinator Chris Mace (361) 729-5429

Goose Island State Park Boat Ramp – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site
North Cove Harbor Boat Ramp – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site


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

South Conn Brown Harbor Public Ramp – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site (Bigelow Street, Aransas Pass, TX 78336)
Ransom Channel Public Ramp – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site (Ransom Drive, Aransas Pass, TX 78336)


UPPER LAGUNA MADRE – Local TPWD coordinator Faye Grubbs (361) 825-3353

Bluff’s Landing Marina – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site (4242 Laguna Shores Road, Corpus Christi, TX 78418)
Kaufer-Heubert Memorial Boat Ramp – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site (FM 628 Exd Riviera, TX 78379)


LOWER LAGUNA MADRE – Local TPWD coordinator Jason Ferguson (956) 350-4490

Adolfe Thomae County Park – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site
Port Mansfield Navigation District Ramp – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site

 

Please contact your local TPWD Coastal Fisheries Division office for details on how you can help.

For more information, please visit Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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