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Past Rodeos

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Table 1. Annual derelict crab trap closure areas, dates, trap totals and volunteer boat days.

YEAR AREA DATES TRAPS
2004 Upper Terrebonne Bay Estuary 2/28-3/14 6,676
W. Vermilion Bay 5/14-5/22 218
2004 Total 6,894
2005 Sabine Lake 2/18-2/27 4
Breton Sound Estuary 2/26-3/13 1,941
Middle Terrebonne Bay Estuary 3/5-3/20 2,437
E. Vermilion Bay / West Cote Blanche Bay 5/16-5/22 241
2005 Total 4,623
2006 SW Terrebonne Bay Estuary 3/4-3/13 2,935
2007 E. Lake Pontchartrain 2/24-3/5 774
Upper Barataria Bay Estuary 3/3-3/12 724
2007 Total 1,498
2008 Upper Terrebonne Bay Estuary 2/23-3/2 1,234
2009 Terrebonne Bay Estuary N/A 788
2010 Upper Barataria Bay Estuary 2/27-3/7 477
2011 Western Plaquemines Parish 2/26-3/5 1,100
2012 St. Bernard/Plaquemines Parish 2/25-3/5 1,950
Terrebonne Parish 3/17-3/26 750
2012 Total 2,708
2013 Eastern Plaquemines Parish 492
St. Bernard Parish 477
2013 Total 969
2014 Terrebonne 2/14-2/24 800
2015 Cameron Parish 2/20-3/1 422
2016 St. Tammany/Orleans Parish  2/12-2/21 1,386
Jefferson/Lafourche Parish  2/19-2/28 1,194
2016 Total 2,580
2017 Eastern Louisiana  2/20-3/7 4,616
Western Louisian 3/6-3/21 1,058
2017 Total 5,674
2004-2017 OVERALL TOTAL 33,040

*Public Volunteers Only

Table 2. Derelict crab trap program cleanup results.

Year Area(s) Traps Volunteer Boat-Days
2004 2 6,894 90+
2005 4 4,623 50+
2006 1 2,935 31+
2007 2 1,498 15
2008 1 1,234 3
2009 1 788 N/A
2010 1 477 N/A
2011 1 1,100 N/A
2012 2 2,708 *
2013 2 969 **
2014 1 800 N/A
Overall 18 24,026 197+

*Volunteers including LDWF staff = 310 and 66 boat days of effort
**Volunteers including LDWF staff = 193 and 32 boat days of effort