Taking effect on April 01, 2021, a new NOAA regulation will require all skimmer shrimp trawl vessels 40 feet and greater to use turtle excluder devices (TEDs) with 3″ bar spacing. Thus, MSCFU is hosting two virtual informational meetings (one in English on March 18 at 9:00 am and one in Vietnamese on March 19 at 9:00 am) to help shrimpers better comply with the new rule, discuss the potential availability of funding to reimburse shrimpers for the cost of TEDs, and provide insights & tips on which style of TED works best. These meetings will be hosted using Zoom and recordings will be posted on our website and on Facebook for you to view at a later date.