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Better BRDs Project: BRD Resources

Better Bycatch Reduction Devices for the Gulf of Mexico Commercial Shrimp Trawl Fishery

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BRD Resources


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Do you have questions about bycatch reduction devices? Let us help! We are here to answer your questions, arrange courtesy checks, and provide free educational materials.

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Better BRD Overview

This project aims to improve bycatch reduction by identifying, and increasing use of more efficient bycatch reduction devices (BRDs) for the Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawl fishery. Successful BRD designs could be certified for use to provide Gulf shrimpers with additional BRD options.

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Image: Fisheye BRD manualBRD Manuals

Currently, there are five certified BRDs for use in the Gulf of Mexico — Fisheye, Jones-Davis, Modifies Jones-Davis, Cone Fish Deflector Composite Panel, Square Mesh Panel Composite Panel. Detailed manuals of the five certified BRDs are available in English, Spanish or Vietnamese.

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Reference videos are available on YouTube.

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BRD Annual Reports

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Better Bycatch Reduction Devices Annual Report 2021 & 2022
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Better Bycatch Reduction Devices Annual Report 2023
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