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Movement and Retention of Derelict Fishing Nets in Northwestern Hawaiian Island Reefs

We track abandoned fishing nets with satellite-transmitting buoys to better understand where fishing litter ends up to aid in debris removal missions.
January 01, 2022 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

NOAA Fisheries Announces New Modifications to Gear Requirements and Commercial Management Measures for the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic Spiny Lobster Fishery

FB19-040 Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Bulletin. For more information contact: Kelli O'Donnell, 727-824-5305,
July 26, 2019 -

Mobile Fishing Gear Effects Bibliography Database

The Mobile Fishing Gear Effects literature citation collection is a comprehensive listing of scientific and popular literature on demersal, mobile fishing gear and the potential effects of its use. The primary focus is on trawling, dredging and raking, and the resulting direct disturbance to marine habitats and the associated biological communities. To a lesser extent, papers addressing other potential effects, such as bycatch, discards and changes to ecological succession, are also referenced if directly related to mobile gear fishing. This database does not reference papers that specifically investigate fishing impacts due to trapping, ghost fishing, use of poisons/chemicals, dynamite blasting or impacts due to boat hulls, anchors or propeller wash.
March 14, 2019 - Database ,

Amendment 13: Modifications to Spiny Lobster Gear Requirements and Cooperative Management Procedures

  The final rule for Amendment 13 modifies federal regulations for the harvest of spiny lobster that apply in federal waters off Florida to be compatible with Florida state regulations concerning bully net gear requirements and commercial daily…

Turtle Excluder Device Designs

Learn how to construct, install, and maintain TEDs in compliance with regulations.

History of Turtle Excluder Devices

Learn about the history behind the development of TEDs and how they have changed over the last 30 years.

Turtle Excluder Device Compliance Information

In order for TEDs to be effective, compliance within the fishing industry is paramount. To ensure strong levels of compliance, our Gear Management Team and Office of Law Enforcement regularly conduct courtesy boardings and TED workshops. In addition, the…

Turtle Excluder Device Regulations

Turtle excluder devices (TED) have been required in the United States beginning in 1987. The southeastern shrimp fisheries—which once faced severe restrictions and closures to protect endangered sea turtles—have continued to operate while saving the…

Turtle Excluder Devices

Turtle excluder devices, commonly called TEDs, promote sea turtle conservation by addressing interactions between sea turtles and trawl fishing gear. These devices are made of metal bars and mesh that fit inside the neck of a trawl net. While shrimp pass between the bars to the back of the net, turtles and other larger animals bump against the metal grid and escape through a flap in the mesh.

Report of the U.S. Longline Bycatch Reduction Assessment and Planning Workshop

NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-41 Published Date: 2008
January 18, 2018 - Technical Memo ,