Courtesy TED Checks throughout SE Louisiana in April


TED (turtle excluder device) and shrimp net on dock

Southeast Louisiana shrimpers can have their TEDs measured and approved by NOAA Fisheries gear specialists to be sure they are properly installed.Dale Stevens, Canh Nguyen, and Jason Letort of NOAA Fisheries will visit shrimp boats to make sure TEDs are at the proper angle to reduce shrimp loss, as well as properly release sea turtles.  NO enforcement actions will be taken during these courtesy checks.

Fishermen should release and hang their nets properly so that TEDs are a few feet above the deck prior to arrival. The whole process takes only a few minutes per net.

Dock schedule:

April 18, 2018 – Grand Isle & Port Fourchon

Port Fourchon – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grand Isle – 3:00 – 5:00 pm

April 19 & 20, 2018 – Dulac

David Chauvin’s Dock – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dulac (any boats in area) – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

April 25, 2018 – Hopedale

Hopedale Marina – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

April 26, 2018 – Venice

D & C Seafood – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

April 27, 2018 – Buras

Henry’s Seafood – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please use the time on the schedule as a reference of when you should be at the dock since it may change based on how many boats participate.  If you have any questions, please contact Canh Nguyen at (228) 355-8372.