7 Public awareness

campaigns are meant to have a key role: they will integrate and sup port the conservation actions through the involvement of the local communities to which fishers belong and of the relevant competent authorities. Thanks to the joint use of the App by this project and...

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,...

2 Reduction of mortality of turtle caught in fishing gears

(all countries, 37 po rts) by providing fishermen with information about the sea turtle mortality induced by specific fishing gears and the best practices they can adopt on board in order to dramatically reduce the mortality of sea turtles afterrelease. One of the...

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