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Mississippi River Gulf Outlet - New Orleans District

Project Information

Fiscal Year: 2005 Project Dates: 8/11/05 - 8/27/05
Contract Number: N/A
Project Description: Unexpected maintenance dredging on the MR-GO bar channel (Breton Ship Channel) due to a recent vessel grounding.
Maintenace / New Work: Maintenance Federal / Regulatory: Federal
Total Project Cubic Yards: 449184 Total Days of Dredging: 16 Total Hours of Dredging: 0
Type of Material: Sand/silt mixture and clay Disposal Method(s) for Material: N/A
Total Turtle Takes: 1  
Observer Company Used:

Predredge Trawling

Predredge Trawling Company: N/A  
Predredge Trawling? No
Are Predredge Reports Available? No
Loggerheads: 0 Greens: 0
Kemp's Ridley: 0 Other: 0

Relocation Trawling

Relocation Trawling? Yes
8/11/05-8/27/05, 2 trawlers. ECO relocated 14 loggerheads (1 recapture), one juvenile previously tagged (RRV148 from NOAA Fisheries Galveston Lab used for TED testing was found underweight and sent to Audubon Aquarium). All captured turtles tagged. Coastwise trawled dead loggerhead on 8/24 but determined to be unrelated to dredging or trawling operations. Daily trawling reports on file.
Relocation Company: East Coast Observers (F/V Lady Karine - 14cc); Coastwise Consulting (F/V Simple Man- 22 cc)
Loggerheads: 36 Greens: 0
Kemp's Ridley: 0 Leatherbacks: 0
Hawksbill: 0
Total number turtles relocated: 36 Are Relocation Reports Available? No
Are Dredging Records Available? Yes Are original turtle take data still available? Yes
Description of mitigation measures/dates used: Deflectors, relocation trawling (8/11-8/27)
Other Remarks: Dredge had mechanical problems shortly after starting project. Several observations of loggerheads from bridge throughout project.

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Webdate: January 14, 2005
Updated: February 25, 2013
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