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Volunteer Info & Sign-up:

Volunteer Information:
Volunteer registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and participants are asked to return to the dock by 3:30 p.m.

Volunteer Instructions:

  • Supplies, including gloves, grappling hooks, knives, tarps, and bags are available to volunteers.  Please return all durable supplies so they can be used again.
  • Volunteers are requested to return to the disposal site no later than 4:00 p.m., as staff will need time to tidy up the grounds and secure equipment.
  • At lunch we will have a brief ceremony with preliminary counts and door prize announcements. Lunch will be served around 12:00 p.m.
  • Please do not remove or handle any traps found outside of the crab trap closure area.
  • All crab traps remaining within the closed area during the crab trap closure shall be considered abandoned and anyone is authorized to remove these abandoned crab traps.
    • Crab fishermen are allowed to temporarily store and stack their traps within the closure area; please do not remove these.
    • However, if you find a line of baited and actively fished traps, please do not attempt to remove these but instead contact Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials with the location.
  • Crab traps may be removed only from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
  • Authorization for access to private property can only be provided by individual landowners.
  • All retrieved traps must remain within the closure area and be surrendered at the collection site(s). None may be retained or taken home.
  • It is important that we document and count all retrieved crab traps.
  • Traps also may be dropped at the designated drop-off points for pick up later. Please let us know at the marina an estimate of the number of traps you left at these designated points.
  • “Golden crabs” have been placed in 3 traps. If you find a “golden crab”, please return it to the marina for a prize!

In case of emergency:

Contact information for Louisiana Sea Grant: Dr. Julie Anderson, 815-757-7112 or janderson@agcenter.lsu.edu





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