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- Lucchetti, Alessandro, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Aquatic conservation 2017 v.27 no.6 pp. 1176-1185
- Caretta caretta; adults; bycatch; coasts; gillnets; juveniles; mortality; netting; river deltas; rivers; sea turtles; summer; Adriatic Sea; Mediterranean Sea
- ... Bycatch resulting from fishing activities is the main threat for the conservation of sea turtles in the Mediterranean Sea. Fixed nets are a matter of concern for sea turtles mainly in coastal areas during the neritic stage when both juvenile and adult life stages are affected. Mortality caused by entanglement in set nets is related to forced apnoea due to the high soak time of the nets and consequ ...