Turtle Excluder Device Designs
Learn how to construct, install, and maintain TEDs in compliance with regulations.
Approved TED Designs
For a list of currently approved TED designs, please refer to 50 CFR 223.207.
TED Construction Information
Parker Soft TED Instructions (PDF, # pages)
Standard Steel TED (PDF, # pages)
Large Bent Rod TED (PDF, # pages)
Mid-sized Bent Rod TED (PDF, # pages)
TED Escape Openings – Any of the following TED openings may be fished inshore. However, only the 71-Inch TED Opening and the Double-Cover TED Opening are permissible offshore. Please refer to 50 CFR 222.102 (PDF, 7 pages) for further definitions of inshore and offshore waters.
- Instructions for the 44-Inch Inshore Turtle Escape Opening (PDF, # pages)
- Instructions for the 71-Inch Offshore Turtle Escape Opening (PDF, # pages)
- Guide for Checking Double-Cover TED Opening (PDF, # pages)