To make a crabpot terrapin safe, install a TED at the base of each funnel in your crabpot. Attach each corner of the TED to the funnel using wires, hog rings or zip ties. You can order TEDs from the Bald Head Island Conservancy by contacting Tasneem Ahsanullah at email@example.com or Beth Darrow at firstname.lastname@example.org.You can also make your own TEDs by bending a thick wire into a rectangle with the dimensions 1.75” x 4.75”.
For more information about Diamondback Terrapins check out: https://ncwf.org/diamondback-terrapin-turtle-populations-declining/
For more information about DTMAs and Blue Crab Regulations check out: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/blue-crab-topic