Seal bait returns crab catch rates comparable to squid, MUN study reveals

A new study from Memorial University has found that seal bait can be used to catch snow crab. The study, first conducted as a student thesis by Tomas Araya-Schmidt at Memorial University in 2017, found that seal fat, used as bait for crab, returned catch rates comparable to squid, the traditional bait used by snow crab harvesters.,,,  Five different types of bait were compared in the study, using harp seal and minke whale: seal fat, seal fat with skin, seal meat with bone, whale fat with skin and whale meat with fat. But it was only seal fat and seal fat with skin that produced catch rates similar to squid.>click to read<14:04

One Response to Seal bait returns crab catch rates comparable to squid, MUN study reveals

  1. Chuck Tekula says:

    Yeah — in Canada they use them fro crab bait. Here if seals decide to eat your child you have to let them or go to jail.
    https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/node/5311

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