The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries (Fiskeridirektoratet) have reclaimed 2400 snow crab traps in the Barents Sea

snow crabSnow crab.Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix
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The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries (Fiskeridirektoratet) has picked up 2400 snow crab traps in a vulnerable area. Many of the 13000 crabs in the traps have suffered a sad fate, report officials.

Clean-up ship M/S Vendla returns home after 11 days at sea in the crab fishing area of the Svalbard-zone of the Barents Sea.

“We are turning home with more than 2400 snow crab traps, over 100 km of rope and more than 50 tons of marine garbage that we have removed from the ocean-floor in the Barents Sea, writes the directorate in a press release.

“13000 snow crabs have been returned to the ocean, but many crabs have been trapped and disintegrated and died”, says operations leader Gjermund Langedal in the Fishing Directorate about the clean-up in this vulnerable area.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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