Better Bycatch Reduction Device for the Gulf Shrimp Fleet Project
For more information, please contact sustainable fisheries at (727) 824-5305
The project involves the testing of new bycatch reduction device (BRD) designs in the commercial shrimp trawl fishery in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Better BRDs for the Gulf of Mexico Commercial Shrimp Trawl Fishery project is a collaborative effort amongst NOAA Restoration Center, NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Louisiana Sea Grant, and Texas Sea Grant to restore finfish populations injured by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill through development and testing of new BRDs for the commercial shrimp industry in the Gulf of Mexico. The exempted fishing permit (EFP) would be valid through December 31, 2024, commencing on the date the EFP is issued.