NOAA Fisheries

Turtle Excluder Devices on Skimmer Trawls Discussion

NOAA Fisheries is proposing a change in the way shrimpers on the Coast tow in their catch in an effort to save more turtles. That could come at a price for local shrimpers. Today at the Biloxi Visitors Center, NOAA…

Protecting Turtles from Skimmer Trawls

Here on the Coast our seafood industry is a huge part of the culture, but sometimes fishing for those tasty shrimp can put the life of a baby turtle in danger. NOAA Fisheries is proposing the use of turtle excluder…