Both the reading and the lecture discuss about effectiveness of turtle excluder device (TED) to save the sea turtle. The article says that turtle excluder device can be attached to a shrim-fishing boats to protect the sea turtle is not a good option for several reasons. The professor opposes this idea by saying that according to many experts, TED is a better way to save the sea turtle and provides three reasons for support.
First, The article claims that several shrimpers suggest that with the use of TED, very small amount of turtle got traped and that was also in the expense of the shrimps. Plus, shrimp fishers complained that little amount of sea turtle saving didnot justified the loss of many shrimp. However, the professor says that many shrim boats are attached with TED and it helps to save many turtle. Morover, the professor says that turtle is an endangered species, more reduction in that number leads to a big problem. He notes that rather than focusing on individual shrimpers, whole sea turtle population should get more attention.
Second, the reading says that there will be some other ways to save sea turtle, which might be more effective then TED. Such as time limit made possible for shrimpers to kept nets for limited period and then pulled it and get a chance to release the turtle. The professor, however, says that this solution is correct for theoretical purpose only. He adds onto that it will be impossible to moniter the nets in a time limit.
Third, the article mentioned that TED could not be effective for larger species such as loggerhead and leatherback turtle. As they cannot fit well and cannot pass. The professor counteract this point by saying that it is very easy to modified the TED without compromising functionality. He points that it will be even helpful for small turtle as well.