fisheries bycatch of sea turtles, marine mammals, and seabirds
Incidental capture of non-target species in fishing gear, or bycatch, is an threat to many populations of marine megafauna. Understanding where, when, and to what extent bycatch occurs is key to addressing the most pressing conservation issues and to recovering reduced populations of animals like sea turtles, marine mammals, and seabirds.
Global bycatch impacts on marine turtle populations (see related media coverage)
Cumulative estimates of marine turtle bycatch in USA fisheries (see related media coverage)
Global patterns of marine turtle bycatch (see related media coverage)
Fisheries bycatch of leatherback turtles