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Fishing for a Cleaner Barnegat Bay 2018

Derelict fishing gear continues to plague the depths of Barnegat Bay. Often lost in storms or due to boat traffic, lost or abandoned crab pots (ghost pots) become an unintentional deathtrap for a variety of marine species and reduce otherwise harvestable resources. Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWF) and partners at the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES), Stockton University, and American Littoral Society have been working together to recover lost pots in Barnegat Bay since 2015.

Fishing for a Cleaner Barnegat Bay