Pan-Atlantic analysis of the overlap of a highly migratory species, the leatherback turtle, with pelagic longline fisheries

@article{Fossette2014PanAtlanticAO,
  title={Pan-Atlantic analysis of the overlap of a highly migratory species, the leatherback turtle, with pelagic longline fisheries},
  author={S. Fossette and M. J. Witt and P. Miller and M. Nalovic and D. Albareda and A. P. Almeida and A. Broderick and D. Chac{\'o}n-Chaverri and M. Coyne and A. Domingo and S. Eckert and D. Evans and A. Fallabrino and S. Ferraroli and A. Formia and B. Giffoni and G. Hays and G. Hughes and L. Kelle and A. Leslie and M. L{\'o}pez-Mendilaharsu and P. Luschi and L. Prosdocimi and S. Rodr{\'i}guez-Heredia and A. Turny and S. Verhage and B. Godley},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={281}
}
Large oceanic migrants play important roles in ecosystems, yet many species are of conservation concern as a result of anthropogenic threats, of which incidental capture by fisheries is frequently identified. The last large populations of the leatherback turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, occur in the Atlantic Ocean, but interactions with industrial fisheries could jeopardize recent positive population trends, making bycatch mitigation a priority. Here, we perform the first pan-Atlantic analysis of… Expand
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