|Abandoned or lost pots continue to fish indefinitely, killing as many as 40 crabs per pot annually. In Port Susan alone, 24000 crabs may be killed by derelict pots each year.
To report derelict gear go to the following website: www.derelictgear.org or call 360-428-1084. You will not be prosecuted for reporting lost gear.
The Stillaguamish Tribe is part of theWest Coast Governor's Agreement for Ocean Health. Wildlife biologist Jen Sevigny is on Marine Debris Action Team and is helping draft an action plan for the three state governments (California, Oregon, Washington). For more info, please see http://westcoastoceans.gov/.