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 fishery in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Better BRDs for the Gulf Shrimp Fleet Project is a collaborative effort amongst Louisiana Sea Grant, Texas Sea Grant, NOAA Restoration Center, and NOAA Fisheries to restore finfish populations injured by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill through development and certification of new BRDs for the commercial shrimp industry throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The exempted fishing permit (EFP) would be valid through December 31, 2024, commencing on the date the EFP is issued.