The Dependable Trap Company - Crab trap, prawn is simialar with finer mesh.
A long time ago I bought a Dependable Crab Trap. Probably ten-years and 200-300 crabs have passed on. These traps work very well. Later I picked up a pair of the prawn models, also very productive.
Made near Vancouver, Canada. I have only ever seen them for sale in British Columbia. Bill at Lagoon Cove sells them. Stevetson in Vancouver has them. Ocean Marine at Campbell River is where I bought mine. About $70 in steel and $100 in stainless.
Folded - perfect to store on the boat
This is one of their new stainless crab models. They make them in standard steel and recently started offering them in stainless for a few extra bucks. Mine are lightly oxidized, I am careful to rinse in fresh water after using, but I wish they were as shiny as the new stainless crab trap in the photo.
Ideal for your American Tug.
Sam & Diane of LaBelle (AT-34 #14) with a bunch of crab in their new stainless Dependable Trap. Diane is wearing the gloves...do you suppose that Sam is going to have her empty it?