Vouchers for TEDs in the Skimmer Trawl Fishery (LA)


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation, LA Net Manufacturers, NMFS Pascagoula Lab

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife

Project Location: Louisiana

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Species Restoration Education and Outreach Programmatic

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles

Project Description

Trawl fisheries account for the greatest percentage of sea turtle bycatch for Kemp’s ridley, loggerhead and green sea turtle populations in the Gulf of Mexico and are estimated to take over 5,000 turtles annually. A Turtle Excluder Device (TED) can reduce sea turtle bycatch mortality by 97% if installed properly in trawl nets. NFWF will work with NOAA Fisheries and LA DWF to expand this program to include more fishermen and increase the opportunities for a successful conversion to use of TEDs.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 450
Project Name: Vouchers for TEDs in the Skimmer Trawl Fishery (LA)
SourceUID: None
Latitude: 29.67099002
Longitude: -90.74820515
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Terrebonne
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: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation, LA Net Manufacturers, NMFS Pascagoula Lab
Implementing Organization Type: Joint
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: None
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): 450000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife
DWH Dollar Amount : 300000
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: Unknown
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 150000