Abandoned Crab Trap Removal

Annual Texas Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Dates Set for 2021: Feb 19-28 

The Coastal Conservation Association Texas, Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, Galveston Bay Foundation, San Antonio Bay Partnership, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service support the crab-trap-removal program. To participate, volunteers may pick up free tarps, gloves, face coverings, and additional information at their local TPWD Coastal Fisheries field stations. Other legal means of crabbing will not be affected during the closure period for wire crab traps.

TPWD requests that volunteers who remove traps record and submit information about the number of traps they collect, and document any sightings of diamondback terrapins. For more information, contact your local TPWD Coastal Fisheries office, or Holly Grand at (361) 825-3993, or crabtrap@tpwd.texas.gov. Please visit San Antonio Bay Partnership’s site for more information about volunteering throughout the mid-coast.

Report as RM: Other Locations and specify location in the description.