Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources said Friday that Marine Patrol officers will perform courtesy inspections of shrimp boats to make sure the Turtle Excluder Device is installed properly.
"With shrimp season beginning soon, we want to make sure that all shrimpers are equipped with approved TEDs," Marine Patrol Chief Keith Davis said. "If a shrimper has any question about the device or the way it is installed, he should call us and we will inspect it."
Anyone who would like a Marine Patrol officer to inspect the TED on a boat should call 228-523-4134.
-- Sun Herald