Turtle Excluder Device Oral Histories | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Turtle Excluder Device Oral Histories

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    Principal Investigator:
    Lekelia Jenkins
  • Partnering with the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi and various Sea Grant programs, this project collects and preserves early 1980s Turtle Excluder Device (TED) oral histories from the inventors of early TEDs, the NOAA Fisheries and Sea Grant personnel central to the development of TEDs, and local shrimpers about their experiences using the early TEDs.

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Michael Weber

Interview with Michael Weber, born November 2, 1949 in Hawthorne, California.  At the time of the interview, Weber was a program officer for the Resources Legacy Fund.  In this interview, he discusses aspects of sea turtle conservation and issues surrounding the implementation of bycatch reduction devices. Redondo Beach

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey Unknown Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, University of Southern Mississippi Turtle Excluder Device Oral Histories
John Watson

Interview with John Watson, born May 23, 1948 in Baton Rouge, LA. At the time of the interview he was retired from NOAA Fisheries and working as a consultant. He had been Director of the Mississippi Laboratories in Pascagoula, Mississippi overseeing all of the lab operations.

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey Unknown Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, University of Southern Mississippi Turtle Excluder Device Oral Histories
Susan Shipman

Interview with Susan Shipman, born February 4, 1954 in Dyersburg, Tennessee.  At the time of the interview, Susan was retired from her position as Director of Coastal Resources Division with the Georgia DNR and had oversight responsibility for marine fisheries as well as research, surveys and marsh/shore protection and permitting.

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey Unknown Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, University of Southern Mississippi Turtle Excluder Device Oral Histories
Wilber Seidel

Interview with Wilber Seidel, born August 15, 1939 in Luling, Texas. At the time of the interview, Seidel was retired as Division Director of the NMFS laboratory in Pascagoula, Mississippi where he was in charge of gear research.

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey Unknown Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, University of Southern Mississippi Turtle Excluder Device Oral Histories
Tommy Schultz

Interview with Tommy Schultz, Jr., born October 22, 1932 in Biloxi, Mississippi. At the time of the interview, Schultz was retired after a 45-year fishing career and having worked at Mississippi State University as a coastal researcher on experimental seafood processing techniques.

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey Unknown Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, University of Southern Mississippi Turtle Excluder Device Oral Histories
Noah Saunders

Interview with Noah Saunders, born September 21, 1963 in Biloxi, MS. Saunders was a gear manufacturer who invented the Supershooter TED in collaboration with National Marine Fisheries Services.

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey Unknown Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, University of Southern Mississippi Turtle Excluder Device Oral Histories
Walter Eley Ross, Sr.

Interview with Walter Eley Ross, Sr., born March 16, 1924 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Ross was a fisherman and gear manufacturer.

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey Unknown Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, University of Southern Mississippi Turtle Excluder Device Oral Histories
Paul Raymond

Paul Raymond was born December 11, 1955 in Augsburg, Germany.  He is an Assistant Special Agent with NOAA Law Enforcement.

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey Unknown Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, University of Southern Mississippi Turtle Excluder Device Oral Histories
William Perret

William Stanley "Corky" Perret was born November 22, 1942 in Cottonport, Louisiana.  He attended USL where he obtained a Master’s degree in Fishery Science. Mr.

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey Biloxi, MS Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, University of Southern Mississippi Turtle Excluder Device Oral Histories
Lindsey Parker

Interview with Lindsey Parker born on December 18, 1956 in Atlanta, Georgia. Parker teaches at the University of Georgia as a Marine Resource Specialist and worked on TED development.

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Stephanie Scull-DeArmey Brunswick, GA Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, University of Southern Mississippi Turtle Excluder Device Oral Histories

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