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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
- 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 ...