Ghost Trap Rodeo

Learn all about the Ghost Trap Rodeo and Ocean Aid 360.  Participate in a virtual rodeo and help to detect and remove derelict/abandoned crab traps, marine debris, and conduct a bycatch species inventory.  Take action to protect our waterways and the marine life that call it home.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • How to Use This Course

    • Welcome!

    • What is a Ghost Trap Rodeo?

    • Knowledge Check

  • 2

    What is Ghost Fishing?

    • Crab Traps

    • Crabbing Laws

    • Ghost Traps

    • Crab Trap to Ghost Trap

  • 3

    Derelict Detective

    • What Does "Derelict" Mean?

    • Derelict or Fishable?

    • Derelict Detective: Trap #1

    • Derelict Detective: Trap #2

    • Derelict Detective: Trap #3

    • Check Your Crab Traps!

  • 4

    Why is the Ghost Trap Rodeo Important?

    • Bycatch

    • Winter's Story

    • Ozzy's Story

  • 5

    How You Can Help

    • Depleting Ocean Debris

    • The Four R's

    • Rodeo Round Up

    • Check What You Have Learned!

    • Thank You!

  • 6

    Additional Learning

    • Derelict Detective Activity Book

  • 7

    Teacher and Classroom Resources

    • Derelict Detective Extension Lesson Plan