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- Lucchetti, Alessandro, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Ecological indicators 2016 v.60 pp. 557-564
- Caretta caretta; aquacultural and fisheries equipment; bycatch; coastal water; coasts; continental shelf; monitoring; prediction; risk; risk analysis; satellites; sea turtles; winter; Adriatic Sea; Egypt; Libya; Tunisia; Turkey (country)
- ... Incidental catch is the major threat to the survival of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean and the main reason for their decline. More than 100,000 turtles are estimated to be caught annually due to fishing practices; 10–50% die. Bottom trawls are among the fishing gears exerting the worst impact on sea turtle populations, especially in the coastal waters of Tunisia and Liby ...