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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 ...
- Lucchetti, Alessandro, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Ocean & coastal management 2017 v.135 pp. 43-55
- European Union; Thunnus; Xiphias gladius; anchovies; bycatch; coasts; drift nets; mackerel; marine mammals; protected species; risk; risk reduction; sardines; sea turtles; traditional technology; yarns; Mediterranean region
- ... The illegal use of driftnets targeting large pelagic species, such as swordfish and bluefin tuna, continues to be reported in some Mediterranean countries and to cause concern due to the high risk of bycatch of protected species (chiefly marine mammals and sea turtles). In May 2014, the European Commission announced its intention to adopt a universal moratorium on driftnet fishing in EU waters. Ho ...