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Squid TED

“A Collaborative Research Assessment and Outreach Program for Turtle ExcluderDevices (TEDs) within the Longfin Squid Fishery of the Greater Atlantic Region”

A project funded through NOAA's Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP)

The project will increase longfin squid fishery data collection opportunities relative to Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) and longfin squid retention results when utilizing them in response to measures under consideration for TED use in this fishery. This project will implement an extensive at-sea evaluation of 2 TED designs in the inshore longfin squid fishery south of Long Island. The outreach component of this program will utilize 2 workshops to join the commercial fishing industry, scientific researchers, and fisheries management sectors to evaluate conservation engineering devices to maintain a sustainable and viable inshore longfin squid fishery and facilitate regional communication between the commercial fishing industry and resource managers relative to turtle bycatch and gear design.

Program Collaborators:

. William Reed: F/V Providence Captain/Owner, Hampton Bays, NY

. Jonathan Knight: Superior Trawl Inc, Narragansett, RI

. Henry Milliken: Supervisory Research Fishery Biologist, NOOA Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), Woods Hole, MA

. Nicholas Hopkins: Fishery Methods and Equipment Specialist, NOOA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)'s Mississippi Laboratories, Pascagoula, MS

. Jeff Gearheart: Branch Chief, NOOA SEFSC's Gear Research Branch Conservation Engineering, Pascagoula, MS

. Carrie Upite: NOOA Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) Protected Resources Division Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Branch, Gloucester, MA

. Dr. Patrick Sullivan: Professor Emeritus, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University (CU), Ithaca, NY



Tara McClintock
Fisheries Specialist
631-727-7850 x 317

Last updated June 28, 2023