14 Sep '11, 6pm

4,600 Sea Turtles Killed Yearly by Fishing, Study Suggests #SeaTurtleSeptember

NOAA A loggerhead escaping from a net equipped with a turtle excluder device. Some 4,600 sea turtles are killed each year by American fisheries, according to a new report published in the journal Biological Conservation. That number, based on data from 2007, represents something of a triumph — it reflects a 90 percent reduction in death rates since 1990. But it also suggests that if regulations covering bycatch — incidental taking in fishing operations — were applied more consistently, more turtles would be saved, according to researchers at Duke University’s Project Global , which focuses on the bycatch issue, and the environmental group Conservation International . To arrive at these estimates, researchers used information compiled by the National Marine Fisheries Service, the agency responsible for managing the nation’s fisheries, from 1990 to 2007. This covers a period...

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