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Contact: Keeley Belva
NOAA Headquarters

Derelict Blue Crab Trap

Caption: Traps degrade the longer they are in the water. A derelict blue crab trap is fouled after five months in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Related news release: NOAA's Marine Debris Program reports on the national issue of derelict fishing traps

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