The Coastal Discovery Museum will host a workshop on Oct. 24, 2016 at 6 p.m. with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The leading biologist, Mike Arendt will do a small presentation about the BDR. DNR will have Bycatch Reduction Devices available that day and staff to help crabbers install the devices on their traps.
DNR is convinced from their testing that the new design works great for also having very little negative effect on crab catch (to include large crabs), but the rubber really meets the road with regards to ‘perception’. As such, the USFWS has purchased 300 traps worth of excluders to distribute to the public for evaluation…not a lot of data collection required, but they do want to make sure the extruders are given out to people who they can survey at a later date.
The workshop is free, no reservations needed. For more information, contact Carlos Chacon at (843) 689-6767 ext. 226 or email@example.com.