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2021 Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program: What You Need To Know

By January 20, 2021 February 18th, 2021 Uncategorized

The 2021 Abandoned Crab Trap Removal will take place from February 22, 2021 to February 28, 2021

CCA is immensely proud of our history with this event that carries out our vision of ensuring the health and conservation of our marine resources and anglers’ access to them. You can read more about it here and read the below excerpts.

“Another partner in the project is Coastal Conservation Association Texas. The program has flourished since it was started by Ronnie Luster, a founding member of CCA.”

“Luster and CCA partnered with Rex Mayes and other Texas game wardens to clean up Shoalwater Bay. The first trip to clean up the area yielded 800 traps.”

“The issue was so obvious to everybody that was on the water. I mean these things were everywhere.” Luster said.

Below are the 2021 Crab Trap Drop-Off Sites and you can get more information by visiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program web page.

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

  • Pleasure Island Marina Boat Ramp – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site

GALVESTON BAY – Local TPWD coordinator Christine Jensen (281) 534-0100

  • Jones Lake State Ramp (Fat Boys) — Non-facilitated trap drop-off site
  • Dickinson Bayou SH 146 Bridge Public Boat Ramp — Non-facilitated trap drop-off site
  • Fort Anahuac County Park Boat Ramp — Non-facilitated trap drop-off site, Sponsored by Galveston Bay Foundation and Chambers County
  • Chocolate Bayou State Boat Ramp FM 2004 — Non-facilitated trap drop-off site
  • TPWD Dickinson Marine Lab — Non-facilitated trap drop-off site during business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm)
  • Stingaree Restaurant and Marina (Bolivar) — Non-facilitated trap drop-off site, Sponsored by Galveston Bay Foundation
  • Christmas Bay boat ramp – Facilitated by the Christmas Bay Foundation. Please visit Christmas Bay Foundation’s site for more information about volunteering at this location.

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

Please visit San Antonio Bay Partnership’s site for more information about volunteering throughout the mid-coast.

  • Matagorda Harbor at Matagorda – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site
  • Railroad Park at Palacios – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site

SAN ANTONIO BAY – Local TPWD coordinator Kelly Kowal (361) 983-4425

Please visit San Antonio Bay Partnership’s site for more information about volunteering throughout the mid-coast.

  • 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 Partnership & trap drop-off site
  • Seadrift Marina – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site
  • Swan Point / Sanders Park Boat Ramp, Seadrift – Non-facilitated trap drop-off site

ARANSAS BAY – Local TPWD coordinator Zach Olsen (361) 729-5429

Please visit San Antonio Bay Partnership’s site for more information about volunteering throughout the mid-coast.

  • Goose Island State Park 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 and trap drop-off site (4242 Laguna Shores Road, Corpus Christi, TX 78418)
  • Kaufer-Hubert 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
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