Debris ID: Crab Pots

In this week’s edition of Debris ID, we’ll take a look at an item that’s familiar to recreational and commercial fishermen–crab pots! These can be tricky items to remove from a beach, but fortunately their round shape makes them easy to roll. They can be extremely heavy, so call for backup if it’s too big of a job!

Always check to see if there is an identification tag on the gear–this will usually show the owner’s contact information. If you give them a call, they might be able to come pick up the pot for you. If you’re uncomfortable calling, just send a picture of the pot and label to and I’ll get on it!