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Uploaded on May 18, 2010
Researchers with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are working with local watermen and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to remove "ghost" crab pots from Chesapeake Bay. Many of the recovered pots have been derelict for several years, and continue to inadvertently trap and kill crabs and a variety of fish and wildlife. During the winter of 2009-2010, the watermen recovered more than 9,000 crab pots, along with 113 eel pots, 31 abandoned nets, and 535 pieces of other debris, including anchors, some old waders and even a plastic deck chair. Visit ccrm.vims.edu/marine_debris_removal for details.