Turtle Extruder Devices (teds)

turtle extruder device

Turtle extruder devices, or (T.E.D.s) are Shrimp Trawler net modifications, consisting of grates that are sewn into nets adjacent to open flaps that function as escape hatches.

A) Sea Turtles and large fish carried by the current into the nets swim or float onto the grate through which they cannot fit.

B) The current gently forces the turtles up the grate and out the escape hatch.

C) Targeted shrimp fit through the grate and remain in the net while the turtles and larger fish swim free.