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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

Setting Day - Where do we go?

It is now 5:00 am on the first day of the season. Where should we go? The skipper has his favourite places from previous season, but thanks to science and the spring/fall crab surveys there is also scientific data to review.

The three figures below show crab density for Large Males, Medium Males, and Soft Shell Crab. As mentioned in the Basic Information page only male crabs are kept and ultimately sold. All females and small males are released.

Click on a given chart to see a large (and actually readable) version.

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