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turtle excluder device


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  • n. A device that allows a captured sea turtle to escape when caught in a fishing net.


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  • I met Sinkey Boone at a sea turtle conference in Florida in the late 1980's. Brash and white-haired, somewhat Hemingwayesque. I came to dislike him because he used to drunk-dial my then girlfriend, a wildlife sculptor who'd exhibited at that and other conferences he attended.

    January 5, 2013

  • Too good to be true. :-)

    October 4, 2008

  • A device for reducing bycatch in commercial fishing, first developed (per Wikipedia) in the 1970s by a fisherman named Sinkey Boone.

    October 4, 2008