Shrimp & Crab

Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program

The Mississippi Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program has removed almost 21,500+ derelict crab traps from Mississippi's waters since its inception in 1999.

Why remove derelict crab traps?

- Navigational hazards

- Improve aesthetics

- Prevent ghost fishing

- Prevent user group conflicts

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Contact Us - Report Derelict Crab Traps

Reminder: It is illegal to remove traps not licensed to you, unless you are an approved, registered participant in the 2016 Mississippi Blue Crab Recovery Program and only in designated closure areas during approved trap removal dates. This will be strictly enforced.

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The 2016 Mississippi Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program was funded through a NOAA grant.