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      Lost or abandoned fish traps continue fishing, killing captured fish and damaging habitat. We
      work with fishing communities in the Caribbean and North Carolina to learn why traps are
      abandoned their impact. We estimate that the 650 traps lost each year cost the St. John and St.
      Thomas fishery $30,000-40,000 annually.
Lost or abandoned fish traps continue fishing, killing captured fish and damaging habitat. We work with fishing communities in the Caribbean and North Carolina to learn why traps are abandoned their impact. We estimate that the 650 traps lost each year cost the St. John and St. Thomas fishery $30,000-40,000 annually.

Each of our five centers has specific capabilities and research expertise in coastal and ocean issues. Three of the centers are dedicated research laboratories, another conducts research through analyses of field data, and one funds research with competitive grants.