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Mobile Fishing Gear Effects Bibliography Database

The Mobile Fishing Gear Effects literature citation collection is a…
March 14, 2019 - Database ,

Amendment 13: Modifications to Spiny Lobster Gear Requirements and Cooperative Management Procedures

  The final rule for Amendment 13 modifies federal regulations for the harvest of spiny lobster that apply in federal waters off Florida to be compatible with Florida state regulations concerning bully net gear requirements and commercial daily…

Turtle Excluder Device Designs

Learn how to construct, install, and maintain TEDs in compliance with regulations.

History of Turtle Excluder Devices

Learn about the history behind the development of TEDs and how they have changed over the last 30 years.

Turtle Excluder Device Compliance Information

In order for TEDs to be effective, compliance within the fishing industry is paramount. To ensure strong levels of compliance, our Gear Management Team and Office of Law Enforcement regularly conduct courtesy boardings and TED workshops. In addition, the…

Turtle Excluder Device Regulations

Turtle excluder devices (TED) have been required in the United States beginning in 1987. The southeastern shrimp fisheries—which once faced severe restrictions and closures to protect endangered sea turtles—have continued to operate while saving the…

Turtle Excluder Devices

Turtle excluder devices, commonly called TEDs, promote sea turtle…
Sea turtle escaping a net equipped with turtle excluder device.

Report of the U.S. Longline Bycatch Reduction Assessment and Planning Workshop

NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-41 Published Date: 2008
January 18, 2018 - Technical Memo ,

Fishing Gear: Traps and Pots

Traps and pots are submerged three-dimensional wire or wood devices that permit organisms to enter the enclosure but make escape extremely difficult or impossible.