Manual : Construction of Thai Turtle Free Device (TTFD)
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While SEAFDEC and the Thai Department of Fisheries are cognizant and very supportive of the worldwide necessity of adopting responsible fishing technologies and practices they also very well recognize the royalties that the using of foreign designs of equipment attract. The Turtle Excluder Device as its name suggests is a very adequate method for the release of turtles during fishing trawling operations. However, in the Southeast Asian environment the fishing boats are generally smaller and are unable to handle heavy equipment in the sea conditions that prevail in the region.