Loggerhead escaping through TED

20020612_092146_26456.jpg

Loggerhead escaping through TED

This loggerhead turtle is escaping from a fishing net through the trapdoor of a Turtle Excluder device. TEDs have been shown to significantly reduce turtle mortality in the shrimping industry and are now required by all U.S. fishermen.


Image Credit: FWC



FWC Facts:
Today, smalltooth sawfish are found only in the western Atlantic Ocean from Florida to the Bahamas, including southwest Florida Gulf Coast.

Learn More at AskFWC