IUCN - New report sets out roadmap for reducing sea turtle bycatch in coastal net fisheries

New report sets out roadmap for reducing sea turtle bycatch in coastal net fisheries

21 April 2009 | News story

Sea turtles are adversely affected by a range of factors, some natural and others caused by human activities, such as fishing operations.

A new report co-published by IUCN, summarises the findings of experts from multiple disciplines relevant to turtle-fisheries interractions who met in January 2009 to share information from 20 coastal net fisheries worldwide and to disseminate and transfer best practices for sea turtle bycatch assessment and mitigation.