Adrianne Akmajian, marine ecologist for Makah Fisheries Management, said this season her crews used shrimp pots to capture European green crab with much success. “We often catch at least 10-plus green crab in a single shrimp pot that we set in the main river channel (and a lot of Dungeness crab that aren’t legal size for keeping),” she said. This season, she and her crews captured more than 1,200 of the invasive green crab and anticipate trapping for them again next season while contemplating other efforts to limit or eliminate them. 
Photo by Adrianne Akmajian

Adrianne Akmajian, marine ecologist for Makah Fisheries Management, said this season her crews used shrimp pots to capture European green crab with much success. “We often catch at least 10-plus green crab in a single shrimp pot that we set in the main river channel (and a lot of Dungeness crab that aren’t legal size for keeping),” she said. This season, she and her crews captured more than 1,200 of the invasive green crab and anticipate trapping for them again next season while contemplating other efforts to limit or eliminate them. Photo by Adrianne Akmajian

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