Life Medturtles

Life Medturtles

The aim of the project in to improve the conservation status of the EU populations of two sea turtle priority species, the loggerhead turtle Caretta Caretta and the green turtle Chelonia Mydas.

6 Reducing the impact of ghost gears on turtles.

Abandoned fishing gears contin ue to catch marine animals including turtles. Through underwater survey or reports by fishers and divers, ghost gears will be localized and removed. Bins for collection of damaged fishing gears will be placed in 21 ports. A specific code...

4 Demonstration of fishing gear modification for reducing turtle bycatch.

Three fishing gears will be targeted in 27 ports. For set nets (gillnets and trammel nets), the modification will consist of illumination through light emitting diodes (LED), which makes them visible to turtles which can avoidentanglement (Tunisia, Turkey, Albania,...

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