What is a Turtle Excluder Device (TED)?
Turtle Excluder Device or TED
is a grid of bars with an opening either at the top or the
bottom. The grid is fitted into the neck of a shrimp trawl.
Small animals like shrimp slip through the bars and are caught
in the bag end of the trawl. Large animals such as turtles and sharks, when caught at the mouth of the trawl, strike
the grid bars and are ejected through the opening.