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Shrimp Import Legislation for Sea Turtle Conservation

Shrimp harvested with commercial fishing technology that may adversely affect sea turtles may not be imported into the United States.

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 Devices

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

Turtle Excluder Device Double Cover Flap Modification Final Rule

NOAA Fisheries is amending the turtle excluder device (TED) regulations that require most shrimp trawlers to use TEDs in the southeastern Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico to reduce the incidental capture of endangered and threatened sea turtles during…

Turtle Excluder Device Opening Final Rule

NOAA Fisheries is amending the turtle excluder device (TED) regulations to enhance their effectiveness in reducing sea turtle mortality resulting from trawling in the southeastern United States. NOAA Fisheries has determined that: - some current…