Controversial turtle excluder device, or TED, is once again making headlines for angering shrimpers.

The device, designed to allow the Kemp's ridley and other sea turtles to escape shrimper nets is catching heat due to shrimper claims that the device also allows their catch to escape.

Though in 2011 the federal government decided not to place emergency restrictions on the controversial device, an increase in dead turtles found around the northern Gulf area since early 2010 has led governing bodies to rethink their position.

National Marine Fisheries Service is currently considering rules for use of the TEDs in coastal waters and could be in effect by March 2012.