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« on: April 25, 2011, 11:45:00 AM »

Va. Waterman Pull 10,000 'Ghost Pots' from Bay
 
 
GLOUCESTER POINT, Va. - More than 10,000 crab traps were plucked from Virginia waters over the winter under a program to remove abandoned pots from the Chesapeake Bay.


The so-called "ghost pots" were removed by watermen who were paid $300 a day plus fuel expenses.


The numbers released Friday reflect an effort that began in December, after most blue crabs dig into the bay for their winter hibernation. Since the program's inception three years ago, more than 28,000 pots have been removed from the water.


The wire mesh traps are called ghost pots because they continue to trap crabs and marine life after they are errantly cut from a waterman's buoy.


The traps picked up through mid-March captured more than 11,000 animals, including thousands of crabs.

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 09:08:58 PM »

$300 a day and then get to crab all summer....now thats livin Wink
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2011, 09:11:57 PM »

 Roll Eyes  And they Killed Millions of Oysters by doing this "GOOD DEED"...... Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2011, 09:27:41 PM »

$300 a day and then get to crab all summer....now thats livin Wink

I could do that  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2011, 09:35:14 PM »

I wonder if they consider a pot just a door or if it has to be an actual pot. When I did the ghost potting, I snagged a few pots but only got the doors, but I still had to record it. 


Roll Eyes  And they Killed Millions of Oysters by doing this "GOOD DEED"...... Wink
Every pot they pulled had over 1 crab in it.  Thats way bigger then millions of oysters.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011, 06:42:30 PM »

Roll Eyes  And they Killed Millions of Oysters by doing this "GOOD DEED"...... Wink

MD oysters suck anyway... Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2011, 07:29:08 AM »

$300 a day and then get to crab all summer....now thats livin Wink


And they pay for my fuel Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2011, 10:54:55 AM »

Roll Eyes  And they Killed Millions of Oysters by doing this "GOOD DEED"...... Wink

I'm sure each crab pot pulled up killed a couple hundred oysters Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2011, 03:46:26 PM »

Well since "osama" was so called killed and dumped in the ocean we got to hope he doesnt drift around the world to the chesapeake because I think his beard could catch too many of the good crabs.
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2011, 07:19:42 PM »

I'm sure each crab pot pulled up killed a couple hundred oysters Shocked

I know I killed a couple thousand this year  laugh laugh laugh laugh
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2011, 07:38:44 PM »

I'm sure each crab pot pulled up killed a couple hundred oysters Shocked




Sorry I missed this post earlier, but while you "paddling" around in you Kayak, I'm out seeing things for myself, and YES several hundred oysters can be KILL by saving a single Ghost Pot......SEVERAL!!!!!   Wink
A Ghost Crab Pot is one of the best growing places for Marine Life....
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2011, 10:23:41 PM »

good money in that
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