National Marine Fisheries Service Issues Temporary Rule for Shrimp Fishers in Louisiana

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced a temporary rule to allow shrimp fishers to use limited tow times as an alternative to Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) in specified Louisiana waters because environmental conditions resulting from Hurricane Ida reportedly are preventing fishers from using TEDs effectively. The temporary rule is effective from December 7, 2021, through January 5, 2022.