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Sea Turtle Early Restoration Project

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; State of Florida; State of Louisiana; State of Texas; US Department of the Interior


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category


Project Actions

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles

Project Description

This project consists of four complementary project components that will aid in the recovery of sea turtles: (1) Enhancement of the sea turtle stranding and salvage network and development of an emergency response program; (2) Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawl bycatch reduction; (3) Kemp's ridley sea turtle nest detection and enhancement; and (4) Texas enhanced fisheries bycatch enforcement. This multi-faceted approach to sea turtle restoration addresses threats to sea turtles on their nesting beaches and in the marine environment. The implementation period for this project, including all four components is 10 years 2016-2026. The project budget is $45 million.


Erin Chandler
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