Reducing Sea Turtle Interactions with the Fly Net Fishery
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife
By providing financial incentives for fishermen to install Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) in the fly net fishery along the south Atlantic coast, this project will save 200-300 turtles annually. NOAA will identify eligible fishermen and NFWF will make vouchers available for purchase before the start of the September season.
Incentive payments made through NFWF; South Atlantic coastline from Florida to North Carolina