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Developing Methods to Observe Sea Turtle Interactions in the Gulf of Mexico Menhaden Purse Seine Fishery

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$3,000,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles

Project Description

This project will work with the Gulf of Mexico menhaden purse seine industry to develop effective observer methods to collect information about interactions with sea turtles and other protected species for the Gulf of Mexico menhaden purse seine fishery, and to identify opportunities for voluntary measures to avoid and reduce those interactions. Effective observer methods would collect data necessary to support efforts to reduce the risk of interactions with sea turtle and other protected species in the commercial menhaden fishery and could inform future restoration projects. That information would then allow NOAA and the industry to work together to develop effective voluntary practices and measures to avoid and reduce interactions in the future.

Contact

Stephen Heverly
(301) 427-8626
stephen.heverly@noaa.gov
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and the status of projects, see https://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/

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