Parts of the U.S. Government are closed. However, because the information this site provides is necessary to protect life and property, it will be updated and maintained during the Federal Government shutdown. For critical weather information, please visit To learn more, see
New Film Promotes Best Practices to Prevent Lobster Trap Loss
A spiny lobster.
Spiny lobster from the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in California. Image credit: NOAA.

JUNE 9, 2017--The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) are pleased to share a film produced by Earth Media Lab, Leave No Traps Behind: Best Practices to Prevent Lobster Trap Loss.

The short film is part of a CINMS effort funded by the MDP to work with veteran commercial spiny lobster fishermen to develop and share best management practices to prevent the loss of lobster traps. California lobster fishermen will soon face trap tagging requirements under a new California Department of Fish and Wildlife Fishery Management Plan, so the timing is right to implement new voluntary practices to reduce trap loss.

For additional information, contact

Go back to OR&R Weekly Report.