Roadkill on the Ocean Highway: Can Experimental Fishing Reduce Sea Turtle Bycatch in the Pacific?

Nature Conservancy - Science

As Christopher Columbus sailed through Caribbean waters, he described turtles “in such vast numbers that they covered the sea.” Large tuna purse seine fishing boats in Pohnpeian waters. Many years ago, one of my graduate professors lectured us on the longer-term threats posed by longline and gillnet fishing, like tuna, shrimp and other deep sea fisheries, through the incidental capture of sea turtles in fishing gear. TNC & sustainable tuna in Palau.

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