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Turtle Excluder Device implementaiton in Malaysia
by Marine Research Foundation (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
We introduce Turtle Excluder Devices to fishers and government agencies and get these installed in shrimp trawl fisheries to reduce the accidental capture of endangered sea turtles, leading to more sustainable fisheries. In 2017 four Malaysian States made the use of TEDs mandatory in shrimp trawl fisheries, and we are now working to get the rest of the country TED-compliant.
Progress reports
Sep 2019
10 training workshops conducted
Sep 2019
600 fishers trained
Sep 2019
60 TEDs deployed
Financing (in USD)
150,000 USD
In-kind contribution
Facilities provided by MRF and Department of Fisheries for training
Staff / Technical expertise
Three dedicated staff from MRF work on this programme
Basic information
Time-frame: September 2018 - September 2019
Department of Fisheries Malaysia (Government), Department of Fisheries Sabah (Government), Yayasan Sime Darby (Philanthropic organisation), Foundation Segr (Philanthropic organisation), GEF Small Grants Programme Malaysia (United Nations entity), US National Marine Fisheries Service (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Sea turtles, fishing communities
Contact information
Nicolas Pilcher, Director, npilcher@mrf-asia.org, 6088244089
Sabah, Malaysia
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