14 Sep '11, 3pm

4,600 Sea Turtles Killed In US Fisheries Every Year -- But That's Good News #seaturtles #turtles #oceans

4,600 Sea Turtles Killed In US Fisheries Every Year -- But That's Good News #seaturtles #turtles #oceans

Hawksbill turtle, Class: Reptilia, Michoacan, Mexico © Roderic B. Mast Conservation International reports , "Researchers at Duke University's Project GloBAL (Global By-catch Assessment of Long-lived Species) and Conservation International (CI) compiled available information reported by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the agency responsible for managing US fisheries, to estimate how many sea turtles were taken as bycatch by U.S. fishermen between 1990 and 2007. Bycatch is the accidental capture and injury of marine animals in fishing gear that are not the target catch species. The researchers estimated that 4,600 sea turtles currently perish each year in U.S. coastal waters, but nevertheless represents a 90-percent reduction in previous death rates." According to the researchers, the good news is really that the efforts of fisheries over the past two decades t...

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