Kian Abdollahi (Charles Best)

Hello! After many trials and error, I finally had some success with gathering my crab samples. Took a little longer than expected though. I guess I’ll start off by talking about my second attempt, and then onto the final, successful third attempt. So for the second attempt, I felt much more confident since we had the proper nets. In total we had 3 nets, two of them being the small circular ones, and the other being the big unsuccessful one. I began by placing the bait in all the traps, then...Read More...
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Last Reply By Maiya Callister (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello I’m going to cut right to the chase because I have a lot to get through. On Sunday I went crabbing for the experimental part of my project. This was the first time as part of the experiment. It was a day filled with success but equally, failure. Let me explain. I arrived at my first location at the Belcarra docs at about 9 am. I had all my gear ready, and I was set to go crabbing for the day. I had my net, my bait, all my measuring tools, coolers, food, my GoPro, and anything else you...Read More...
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Last Reply By Sophie Holland (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone! In my last post, I talked about the different ways that I could perform my experiment. Since then, I have gathered all the material required to go out and actually do it. However it's been hard to find the time. So in the meantime, I’ve been doing some more research and have been trying to get in contact with some people at the DFO which is the Canadian federal department of fisheries. At the moment I am trying to set up a phone interview with someone there and hopefully get...Read More...
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Round 2, Methods

Kian Abdollahi (Charles Best)
Hi everyone! Today I will be discussing the possible methods that I can use to proceed with my project. Just to refresh your memory, my plan is to collect samples of crabs in two different locations, one location that is very heavily crabbed, and the other one not. This will hopefully determine whether or not recreational crabbing has an effect on crab populations and size. However there are a few ways of doing this, all with their pros and cons. Methods is defined as a particular form of...Read More...
Hi everyone! On my last post, I said that I had found it hard to find any formal research and population studies on crabs in British Columbia. Luckily, with a little more digging I was able to find some published papers on the topic. This is a continuation of my first round, were I will be exploring previous studies done on my topic (Does recreational crabbing effect crab populations) Apparently during 2014 and 2015, the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai'Xais, Nuxalk, and Wuikinuxv first nations...Read More...
Last Reply By Lauren Jang (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! So in my project plan I said that for my first round of research I would look into further detail about why crabs are important and previous population statistics. Why are crabs important and population stats: People have been harvesting and eating crabs as long as humans have lived near the shorelines. They are a delicacy around the world and are really quite tasty. Many though don't realise how much money they create in the aquaculture industry. In British Columbia alone,...Read More...
Last Reply By Charlotte Guo (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! In my project plan I said that I would do a little post on how crabbing is done. So here is a little intro to recreational crabbing. Recreational crabbing: Crabbing is a very popular sport in British Columbia, many people go out with their families to catch some tasty crabs. However there is a process to catching them, and that is what I'll be describing. The first thing you must do is obtain a tidal water fishing licence. This allows you to legally start crabbing. Once you have...Read More...
Last Reply By Kian Abdollahi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone, here is my project plan: Many people all over the world do recreational crabbing as a fun hobby. You go out with friends and family to catch yourself some dinner. This may sound like a fun and innocent thing, but sometimes things can get out of control and cause damage to the wildlife involved. In my research I will be going deeper into the impact of this hobby and industry. Crabs are an important part of the ocean ecosystem. They are bottom dwellers which means that they stay...Read More...
Last Reply By Charlotte Guo (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
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