Shrimp & Crab
Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program
The Mississippi Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program has removed 18,910 derelict crab traps from Mississippi's waters since its inception in 1999. If you are interested in volunteering in future clean ups, please fill out this registration form. You may complete the form and submit by e-mail or print and mail to the DMR. Your participation is very much appreciated.
Derelict crab trap removal volunteer form: [Download PDF]
Why remove derelict crab traps?- Navigational hazards
- Improve aesthetics
- Prevent ghost fishing
- Prevent user group conflicts
News Release: [Download PDF]
Remember: It is unlawful to remove crab traps not licensed to you except during a DMR authorized clean-up.
The 2013 Mississippi Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program was funded through the Tidelands Trust Fund.
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