Proposed Louisiana bill would allow state enforcement of TEDs

Since 1987, enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have been prohibited from enforcing federal turtle-excluder device laws. Over the last several months, the shrimp industry of Louisiana has been working to change this. The bill repealing the enforcement law still has to go through the Louisiana legislature, but it was introduced on April 3. The New Orleans Times-Picayune has been consistently reporting on the progress of this law. Stay tuned here or to for updated information.

Track progress of bill in legislature

Proposed bill would allow agents to enforce turtle-excluder device regulations

Louisiana Shrimp Task Force votes to repeal turtle-excluder device enforcement prohibition

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