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Bycatch Reduction Device for crab traps

Diamondback terrapins are the only North American turtles that live exclusively in estuaries, a trait shared by few, if any, other turtles in the world. They are attracted to the bait in crab traps, and can die within hours if they are caught in traps and cannot surface to breath. Using Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRDs) can help keep terrapins out of your traps - and keep them from eating your crab bait! You can pick up free BRDs at the locations below. If your location is open to the public and willing to be a BRD pick-up location, please email:


County Name Address City Zip Telephone
Bay Howell Tackle 3100 West Hwy 98 Panama City 32401 850-785-8548
Escambia Goin' Fishin' Bait and Tackle 10870 Lillian Highway Pensacola 32506 850-453-6001
Escambia Escambia County Extension Service 3740 Stefani Road Cantonment 32533 850-475-5230
Gulf Half Hitch Tackle 212-A Hwy 98 Port St. Joe 32456 850-227-7100
Okaloosa Half Hitch Tackle 621 E Hwy 98 Destin 32541 850-837-3121
Santa Rosa Half Hitch Tackle 8711 Navarre Pkwy Navarre 32566 850-939-9885

West Coast

County Name Address City Zip Telephone
Citrus Chassahowitzka River Lodge 8501 W. Miss Maggie Dr. Homossassa 34448 352-382-2081
Citrus Chassahowitzka River Campground 8600 W. Miss Maggie Dr. Chassahowitzka 34448 352-382-2200
Citrus MacRae's of Homosassa 5300 S. Cherokee Way Homossassa 34487 352-628-2602
Lee Rotary Park 5505 Rose Garden Road Cape Coral 33914 239-549-4606
Lee Capt. Rob’s 3714-A Del Prado Blvd S. Cape Coral 33904 239-540-3474
Lee Cape Tool & Tackle 405 N.E. Pine Island Road Cape Coral 33909 239-574-6950
Levy NRCS - Bronson Service Center 625 North Hathaway Ave. Bronson 32601 352-486-2672 x 101
Pinellas Tampa Baywatch 3000 Pinellas Bayway So. Tierra Verde 33715 727-867-8166

East Coast

County Name Address City Zip Telephone
Brevard Doc's Bait House 588 W. Merritt Island Causeway Merritt Island 32952 321-452-2288
Brevard Mosquito Lagoon Bait & Tackle 20 N. Washington Ave (US 1) Titusville 32796 321-225-8937
Brevard Elite Angler's Service & Bait Shop 3257 Dixie Hwy (US1) Palm Bay 32905 321-953-6444
Brevard Brevard Zoo 8225 North Wickham Road Melbourne 32940 321-254-9453
Flagler Flagler County Extension 150 Sawgrass Road Bunnell 32110 386-437-7464
Flagler Gamble Rogers State Park 3100 S. Ocean Shore Blvd (SR A1A) Flagler Beach 32316 386-517-2086
Martin Florida Oceanographic Society 890 NE Ocean Boulevard Stuart 34996 772-225-0505
Nassau Leaders and Sinkers 1620 N. 14th Street Fernandina Beach 32034 904-321-2800
Nassau Amelia Island Bait and Tackle 1925 S. 14th Street Fernandina Beach 32034 904-277-0755
Palm Beach Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 N Ocean Blvd. Boca Raton 33432 561-544-8613
St. Johns Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR 505 Guana River Road Ponte Vedra 32082 904-823-4500
St. Johns The Marine Supply & Oil Co. 150 Riberia Street St. Augustine 32085 904-829-2271
Volusia Tomoka Basin State Parks 2099 North Beach Street Ormond Beach 32174 386-676-4050
Volusia Marine Science Center 100 Lighthouse Drive Ponce Inlet 32127 386-304-5543
Volusia Marine Discovery Center 520 Barracuda Blvd New Smyrna Beach 32169 386-428-4828