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Crab, Golden

Golden crab is caught in a small fishery on the Atlantic coast of Florida. A management plan for golden crab was created at the request of the fishermen, who wanted to ensure the sustainability of the resource. Only traps, which result in very little bycatch, are used, and all the females are released so that they can continue to reproduce. The traps are placed on soft-bottom areas where they have relatively little impact on the seafloor.

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