Turtle Exclusion Devices for the Skimmer Trawl 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: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Species Restoration Programmatic Education and Outreach

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles

Project Description

Turtle Exclusion Devices (TEDs) are being produced and made available free of charge to Skimmer Trawl Fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico. This incentive for voluntary conversion to turtle safe gear will reduce sea turtle mortality.

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Project ID: 448
Project Name: Turtle Exclusion Devices for the Skimmer Trawl Fishery
SourceUID: None
Latitude: 28.57576061
Longitude: -91.04416286
Country: United States of America
State or Province: LA, MS, TX
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s): Programmatic
Additional Project Action(s): Education and Outreach
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
Link: http://www.nfwf.org/gulf/Pages/projectlist.aspx
Project Comments: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida
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): 350000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife
DWH Dollar Amount : 350000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: Unknown
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0