Baltimore area watermen are now on a mission to remove abandoned crab pots that are harming crabs, other marine life and their livelihoods. 13 crews of watermen have been hired by the nonprofit group Oyster Recovery Partnership for a project to remove the crab pots. “Removing the gear under this program supports Baltimore County with a positive and localized to this area by removing unmanaged gear that would otherwise compete with active fishing gear,” said Ward Slacum, the executive director for Oyster Recovery Partnership.
Operation Underway In Sparrows Point To Remove Abandoned Crab Pots From Chesapeake Bay
March 4, 2022