Members Only: Lobster Trap Recycling Event

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Save the Sound’s Soundkeeper team is part of the Lobster Trap Retrieval and Assessment Partnership (LTRAP) along with the Maritime Aquarium & Project Oceanology of UConn. Member organizations of LTRAP are tasked by CT DEEP to remove “derelict lobster gear” as authorized representatives of the commissioner. The goal of this project is to remove as many abandoned lobster traps as possible from Long Island Sound by collaborating with the local fishing industry. Removing abandoned lobster traps in the Sound helps to reduce marine debris and helps our local wildlife as well as remaining members of the fisheries community. To date, the LTRAP partners have recovered more than 1,000 traps. 

Save the Sound members are invited to help our Soundkeeper team and staff members properly dispose of hundreds of traps at our Lobster Trap Recycling Event! We will be transferring our stock of collected abandoned lobster traps into dumpsters from our metal recycling facility partner, LaJoie’s. This event will be hands-on, interactive, and muddy! Come get your hands dirty with us and learn more about our efforts to improve the fisheries of Long Island Sound.

What – Lobster Trap Recycling Event
When – Monday, April 15, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where – Captain’s Cove Seaport, 1 Bostwick Ave, Bridgeport, CT.

Additional details will be provided once registered.

Questions?

Please contact Jon Vander Werff at jvanderwerff@savethesound.org.

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