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.