Marine Debris Database

Derelict Fishing Gear

Protocol Description
Year Started
2010
Created By
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)

Fields

Label Unit Description Internal Field
Comments: Text DG_Notes
Cotton Condition Text Was the escape cord intact (yes/no/NA) DG_Escape_Cord_Intact
Date Date Date that the debris was removed DG_Debris_Removed_Date
# Dead Crabs Count All Dungeness crab that are not alive, regardless of size or sex of the crab DG_Number_Dead_Crabs
# Females Count Number of female Dungeness crabs DG_Number_Female_Crabs
Latitude decimal degrees Decimal degrees of latitude coordinate of the event location Latitude
Lat MD degrees decimal minutes Degrees decimal minutes of latitude coordinate of the event location DG_Debris_Lat_DegDecMin
# Legal Crabs Count Number of commercially legal (6 1/4 inches or larger) Dungeness crab in a retrieved pot DG_Number_Legal_Crabs
Longitude decimal degrees Decimal degrees of longitude coordinate of the event location Longitude
Lon MD degrees decimal minutes Degrees decimal minutes of longitude coordinate of the event location DG_Debris_Long_DegDecMin
Other Biological Information: Text Marine life in crab pots, excluding the buoy linese and buoys DG_Organisms_In_Debris
Pot Code Text This number is a counter that enables the data user to determine how many retrieved pots were from each fishing vessel DG_Gear_Code
Pot Condition Text "good" = suitable for reusing, "repair" = could be re-used once repairs were made; "junk" = not repairable nor re-usable DG_Debris_Pot_Condition
Recovery Vessel Text Name of the vessel that performed the derelict gear debris removal DG_Vessel_Name
Retrieved? Text Status of the derelict gear debris ('Removed', etc...) DG_Debris_Removed
Season Fished Text DG_Season_Fished
# Sublegal Crabs Count Number of male Dungeness crabs that are of sublegal size. DG_Number_Sublegal_Crabs
Technique Text "Pull" = same as commercial fishing method; "pump" = method used when crab pot has become stuck in sand or mud DG_Debris_Removed_Technique
Vessel Code Text Numerical code that is specific to a particular commercial fishing vessel; "Rec Pot" = recreational pots DG_Debris_Owner