Shrimpers Still Killing Sea Turtles I can’t muster much sympathy for the shrimpers. This is what they’ve said about TEDs from day one. And they have traditionally sewn TEDs shut because they realize there’s no enforcement--this despite compelling evidence that TEDs don’t reduce shrimp catches. Despite what they’re claiming now, continued TEDless shrimping is gonna hurt them as well as turtles. If it continues, they’ve face real hardships (like big no-shrimping zones) instead of just imagined ones, like TEDs.