South Jersey crabbers fishing old pots out of Great Bay

pressofAtlanticCity.com – Braving icy winds, choppy waters and frigid winter temperature, six teams of commercial crabbers have combed the muddy bottom of Great Bay the past few months in search of, well … trash. The idea of an underwater litter pickup developed about three years ago, when Richard Stockton College professor Peter Straub and his marine technology students began finding what they thought were hundreds of derelict crab pots in the Mullica River and Great Bay, a short boat ride from the college’s Nacote Creek marine field station. continued