Reducing Interactions Between Fishermen and Gulf Sea Turtles

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR)

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife

Project Location: Mississippi

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: Unknown
Year Awarded: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Education and Outreach Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles

Project Description

Turtle exclusion devices (TEDs) will be distributed to Mississippi skimmer trawlers in order to prevent sea turtle deaths. This project will also educate fishermen on sea turtle encounters and provide observers to collect information.

Project Contact

Project Partners


Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 441
Project Name: Reducing Interactions Between Fishermen and Gulf Sea Turtles
SourceUID: None
Latitude: 29.55789802
Longitude: -88.99405087
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Harrison, Jackson
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s): Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Sea Turtles
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: Hancock, Harrison and Hancock Counties in Mississippi and Mississippi state waters in the Gulf of Mexico
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 107084
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife
DWH Dollar Amount : 107084
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: Unknown
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0