A new study just completed by the Northwest Straits
Foundation found that some crab pots are better than others in allowing crabs
to escape if the pots are lost. The ubiquitous Danielson square pot does a good
job, but the pots with top opening escape panels that require crabs to push
their way out don’t work well. Making those top opening escape hatches spring
loaded by attached a bungee cord helps make them more effective. Read the study
fact sheet or full report at www.derelictgear.org.