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NOAA Fisheries Announces New Modifications to Gear Requirements and Commercial Management Measures for the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic Spiny Lobster Fishery

FB19-040 Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Bulletin. For more information contact: Kelli O'Donnell, 727-824-5305,
July 26, 2019 -

Mobile Fishing Gear Effects Bibliography Database

The Mobile Fishing Gear Effects literature citation collection is a comprehensive listing of scientific and popular literature on demersal, mobile fishing gear and the potential effects of its use. The primary focus is on trawling, dredging and raking,
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 lives

Turtle Excluder Devices

Turtle excluder devices, commonly called TEDs, promote sea turtle conservation by addressing interactions between sea turtles and trawl fishing gear. These devices are made of metal bars and mesh that fit inside the neck of a trawl net. While shrimp pass
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.