Incidental capture of sea turtles in the artisanal gillnet fishery in Sechura Bay, northern Peru

@inproceedings{Pingo2017IncidentalCO,
  title={Incidental capture of sea turtles in the artisanal gillnet fishery in Sechura Bay, northern Peru},
  author={Sergio Pingo and Astrid Viviana S{\'a}nchez Jim{\'e}nez and Joanna Alfaro and Jeffrey C Mangel},
  year={2017}
}
Gillnets are recognized globally as one of the fishing gears with the highest levels of bycatch and mortality of sea turtles. Through onboard observer monitoring from July 2013 to June 2014 we assessed the bycatch of sea turtles by an artisanal gillnet fishery operating from Sechura Bay, Peru. One hundred and four sea turtles were incidentally caught in 53 observed fishing sets. The observed species composition of bycatch was green turtle Chelonia mydas (n = 100), hawksbill Eretmochelys… CONTINUE READING

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