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Reminder: NOAA Fisheries Offers Additional TED Tuesday Webinars to Assist Skimmer Trawl Fishermen with Turtle Excluder Device (TEDs) Installation

September 23, 2021

FB21-063: Southeast Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Harvesting and Engineering Branch, Gear Monitoring Team: Canh Nguyen (228) 549-1773 or Jason Letort (228) 549-1772 or TED.info@noaa.gov

Key Message:

Fishing gear specialists with NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fishery Science Center’s Gear Monitoring Team will host additional question and answer webinar sessions summarizing skimmer trawl Turtle Excluder Device (TED) requirements and assist participants with program information and compliance. In a continued effort to reach as many fishermen as possible, these additional webinars were added, following previous events hosted in May, June, and July. 

 

Due to questions coming into our gear monitoring team, below the webinar information you will find a list of skimmer trawl TED manufacturers. These have been identified, but are not endorsed by NOAA Fisheries.
 

When:

 

Additional Information:

  • NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center’s Harvesting and Engineering Branch staff will host the webinars to summarize TED requirements that went into effect on August 1, 2021, for skimmer trawl vessels 40 ft or greater in length. These Tuesday webinars will provide a comprehensive summary of the new regulations, gear requirements, and research results. Question and answer sessions will be conducted at the end of each webinar. 
  • These webinars are for anyone with an interest in the new TED requirements for skimmer trawls, and specifically for any captains, owners, or crew of skimmer trawl vessels that are 40 ft or greater in length that will be impacted by the regulation.
  • This bulletin serves as a Small Entity Compliance Guide, complying with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996.

 

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  • Each webinar will be recorded. See below for the NOAA Privacy Act Statement.
  • Trouble joining the webinar? Please call our Service Desk (Available from 7:00AM to 11PM EDT): 1-888-219-9228

 

Turtle Excluder Device Manufacturers (updated 8-13-21)

  • Due to questions coming into our Southeast Fishery Science Center’s Gear Monitoring Team, we also want to provide a list of skimmer trawl TED manufacturers. NOAA Fisheries is not recommending any specific manufacturer. The list below is intended to inform the industry and public of existing skimmer trawl TED manufacturers. The list is not exhaustive and will be updated if additional manufacturers are identified.

 

Louisiana                              

Alario Brothers Marine Supply

894 Ave A

Westwego, LA 70094

Eva Alario (504) 341-1843

 

Bob’s Net Shop

5170 Rogers St

Lafitte, LA 70067

Bobby Boudreaux (504) 689-3592

 

 

Chine's Cajun Net Shop Inc   

1901 N Bayou Dr

Golden Meadow, LA 70357  

Chine (985) 475-6788

Cutoff Net Shop

175 W 80th Street

Cutoff, LA 70345

Troy Terrebonne (985) 637-8046

 

Toni’s Marine Supplies 

598 Destrahan Avenue 

Harvey, LA 70058 

Thomas Nguyen (504) 347-1254 

 

Fishermen's Net & Supply Co 

4540 Downman Rd

New Orleans, LA 70126 

Warren Delacroix (504) 244-8767 

 

Touchard Marine Supply 

403 LA-14

Delcambre, LA 70528 

Clark Touchard (337) 685-2715 

 

The Net Doctor 

5325 Bayouside Drive 

Chauvin, LA 70344 

(985) 804-4501 

Mississippi

Alabama

 

Southern Supply Company

326 Howard Ave

Biloxi, MS 39530

John Nguyen (228) 435-4401

 

Nelson’s Net Shop

16746 Kennedy Rd

Bon Secour, AL 36511

Shell Nelson (251) 949-7325

 

Brunson Net & Supply Co Inc

17778 US-98

Foley, AL 36535

(251) 943-6911

 

North Carolina

 

 

Gordon's Net Works

1571 Bricklanding Rd SW

South Brunswick, NC 28470

(910) 754-9713

 

 

 

Skimmer Trawl TED Reimbursement Programs

 

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Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on September 23, 2021