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Recommended Construction and Installation Instructions for the Composite Panel Bycatch Reduction Device

July 26, 2019

Instructions for the construction of the Composite Panel Bycatch Reduction Device (BRD).

This 8-page document (PDF) provides instructions with figures for the construction and installation of the Composite Panel BRD. Including construction of the webbing extension, cutting the extension escape openings, constructing the composite panels, attachment of the composite panels, and installation of composite panel BRD.

This document was prepared for general informational purposes in March 2008 and has no legal force or effect. Please refer to the federal BRD regulations, 50 CFR part 622 and 622 Appendix D and the Federal Register for specific and controlling BRD requirements.

For more information contact: or

NOAA Fisheries

Harvesting Systems and Engineering Branch

P.O. Drawer 1207 Pascagoula, MS 39568

(228) 762-4591

Last updated by Southeast Fisheries Science Center on 08/06/2020