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Abandoned Crab Trap Removal

February 19 - February 28

From February 19 –  February 28, 2021, Texas waters will be closed to crab trapping. During this closure period, you can remove lost and derelict crab traps from Galveston Bay. You can drop off at one of several established trap drop sites around Galveston Bay.

We are now recruiting boat volunteers to self-deploy on Trinity Bay, East Bay, or any other Galveston Bay location of your choosing to collect crab traps during the February 19 – 28, 2021 crab trap closure period! Please fill out this form to let us know if you are planning to take your boat out.


NEW THIS YEAR: Download the 2021 Trinity Bay and East Bay Crab Trap Removal Program Operational Procedures, this is a great guide on how to prepare for and conduct a crab trap removal.

Contact Emily Ford at eford@galvbay.org for more information or with questions.

Please note: Galveston Bay Foundation will NOT be hosting a facilitated Crab Trap Removal event this year, but we encourage boaters to self-deploy to collect traps.

Learn more information about the statewide Abandoned Crab Trap Removal program on TWPD’s website here.


February 19
February 28

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