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Texas Sea Grant project helps shrimp fishery save sea turtles and gain access to new retail markets

A new pilot program helps shrimpers certify the proper use of turtle exclusion devices

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Texas Sea Grant, with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), has launched a pilot program to help shrimpers correctly install and operate turtle excluder devices, known as TEDs, and to develop a process to certify those that do. This vessel certification will help consumers choose “turtle-safe” wild-caught Gulf shrimp at their local supermarkets.

Big Challenges, Joint Solutions: Building Capacity for Collaborative Fisheries Research

Workshop bringing together fisherman and scientists to discuss collaborative fisheries research

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Virginia Sea Grant and partners organized a day long workshop bringing together fisherman and scientists to discuss collaborative fisheries research to improve gear and fishing methods. The 2014 workshop focused on shrimp fisheries and turtle bycatch.

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