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Title: Turtle Excluder Device Data
Short Name: Turtle Excluder Device Data
Status: Completed

Since 1988, the Southeast Fisheries Science Center Mississippi Laboratories has conducted Turtle Excluder Device (TED) research and certification testing to evaluate candidate TEDs for sea turtle exclusion efficiency following a standardized small turtle testing protocol. More recently TED research has been conducted on skimmer trawl fisheries to evaluate the use of these devices to minimize bycatch of protected species.


To evaluate new Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) for certification as allowable gear for use in commercial shrimp trawl fisheries and to evaluate the use of TEDs in skimmer trawl fisheries.

Physical Location

Organization: Mississippi Laboratory
City: Pascagoula
State/Province: MS

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 268548
Date Effective From: 1988
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mitchell, John
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address:
Phone: 228-549-1769
Fax: 228-769-8699


CC ID: 268546
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Phone: (305)361-5761
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 268549
Date Effective From: 1988
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mitchell, John
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address:
Phone: 228-549-1769
Fax: 228-769-8699
View Historical Support Roles


Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 268552
W° Bound: -98
E° Bound: -75
N° Bound: 36
S° Bound: 24

Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 268551
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1988

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact the individual identified as the distributor for this dataset. Please include the title of the dataset and the name of the data steward when requesting a copy of this data.

Data Access Constraints:

There are not restrictions or legal prerequisites for accessing this data.

Data Use Constraints:

NOAA NMFS does not approve, recommend, or endorse any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned in this publication. No reference shall be made to NMFS, or to this publication furnished by NMFS, in any advertising or sales promotion which would indicate or imply that NMFS approves, recommends, or endorses any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned herein or which has as its purpose any intent to cause directly or indirectly the advertised product to be used or purchased because of this NMFS publication. NMFS is not responsible for any uses of these datasets beyond those for which they were intended, and NMFS makes no claims regarding the accuracy of any data provided by agencies or individuals outside NMFS. Acknowledgement of NOAA NMFS would be appreciated in products derived or publications generated from this data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 268555
Download URL:

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Chief biologists review and edit data to ensure accuracy. Validation routines are applied during data entry to ensure the integrity of data collected.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 28650
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:28650
Metadata Record Created By: Charles J Weber
Metadata Record Created: 2015-11-12 12:31+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-10-27
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-10-27
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-10-27