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Basic Information
What is a snow crab?
Suggested Reading
Boat P1
Boat P2
Boat P3
Wheel House
The Gear
Getting Ready
Loading the Boat
Setting Day
Setting Day P2
Setting Day P3
Setting Day P4
Setting Day P5
Hauling Traps
Hauling Videos
Trap leaves water
Emptying Trap
Emptying Trap P2
Sorting the Crab
Sorting P2
Iceing the crab
Other Boats
Off Loading
Off Loading P2
Last Day
Cape Breton Scenery
The End

Emptying Crab From Trap

The trap is moved aboard the boat by swinging the boom. You can only see the boom in the bottom photo. The crew is only trying to keep the trap steady (they are not pulling it over the deck). The trap weighs over 200 lbs and it may have up to 500 lbs of crab.

getting trap on the deck of the boat

The trap is now in place and the rope holding the bottom of the trap closed is unhooked.
ready to open the trap
emptying the crab trap

The bottom is now open and the crab fall onto the deck. The rope that keeps the bottom of the trap closed can be seen right below the orange glove.

snow crab are now on the deck of the boat

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