Reducing Sea Turtle Interactions with the Fly Net Fishery

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: Unknown
Year Awarded: 0

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Species Restoration Education and Outreach Programmatic

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles

Project Description

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.

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Project ID: 442
Project Name: Reducing Sea Turtle Interactions with the Fly Net Fishery
SourceUID: None
Latitude: 35.29543087
Longitude: -75.92490111
Country: United States of America
State or Province: FL, GA, NC, SC
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s): Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s): Programmatic
Targeted Resource(s): Sea Turtles
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: Incentive payments made through NFWF; South Atlantic coastline from Florida to North Carolina
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): 110000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife
DWH Dollar Amount : 110000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: Unknown
Award Year: 0
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0