Latest Turtle excluder device Stories

2014-05-27 23:09:01

By minimizing the significant advancements in U.S. fisheries management to reduce bycatch, Oceana's report and much of the subsequent media coverage do not accurately represent the current state of bycatch management, and shortchanges the tremendous efforts taken by American fishermen, regulators, and scientists to make those successes possible, according to Saving Seafood. (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Environmental special interest group Oceana made headlines last March with its bycatch...

intensive fishing's collateral damage
2014-03-21 09:07:51

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Biology researcher joins with other scientists to chart intensive fishing's collateral damage. Seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals such as dolphins may not appear to have much in common, other than an affinity for open water. The sad truth is that they are all unintended victims – by-catch – of intensive global fishing. In fact, accidental entanglement in fishing gear is the single biggest threat to some species in...

2014-03-20 23:01:26

A new report from environmental group Oceana slams US fisheries for allegedly wasteful bycatch, but a Saving Seafood analysis shows the report ignores industry efforts and successes in by-catch reduction and conservation efforts. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Today, Oceana released a report and accompanying press release, Wasted Catch: Unsolved Bycatch Problems in U.S. Fisheries, which calls out nine U.S. fisheries for allegedly wasteful practices producing harmful levels of...

Trawling Affects Deep-sea Canyons
2012-09-07 08:15:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Trawling is changing the topography and the environment of deep-sea canyons on the continental slope, a new study from the University of Barcelona finds. The study, published in Nature, contends that marine mountainsides are looking more like plowed fields, which changes the habitats of deep-sea creatures. The process rivals landslides and storms for re-shaping the slopes. Fishing fleets have been trawling the Mediterranean along...

Accidental Sea Turtle Deaths Down, But Still Too High
2011-09-15 04:48:28

  Some 4,600 sea turtles are accidentally caught and killed in U.S. fisheries every year, a 94 percent reduction since 1990, according to a new study published this month in the journal Biological Conservation. However, the progress may not be enough to sustain turtle populations, according to researchers at Duke University's Project Global and Conservation International, who conducted the study. The use of turtle-excluder devices (TEDs), or large holes that allow the sea...

2010-04-06 13:19:48

The number of sea turtles inadvertently snared by commercial fishing gear over the past 20 years may reach into the millions, according to the first peer-reviewed study to compile sea turtle bycatch data from gillnet, trawl and longline fisheries worldwide. The study, which was published online April 6 in the journal Conservation Letters, analyzed data compiled from peer-reviewed papers, government reports, technical reports, and symposia proceedings published between 1990 and 2008. All data...

2010-03-26 09:57:42

Mexico's certification to export shrimp to the United States has been suspended because its trawls lack required protections for endangered sea turtles, the State Department said on Thursday. The ban on shrimp exports will come into effect beginning April 20, 2010, when the shrimping season ends. More than half of all Mexican shrimp is exported to the United States. The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service determined that Mexico's turtle excluder devices were no longer up to code with...

2009-10-29 07:19:25

Pilot Study May Lead to Larger Effort to Reduce Turtle Bycatch Researchers are using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and satellite-linked data loggers to learn more about turtle behavior in commercial fishing areas and to develop new ways to avoid catching turtles in fishing gear. This marks the first time an ROV has been used to follow turtles in the wild to learn about their behavior and how they interact with their habitat. Heather Haas, Henry Milliken, Kimberly Murray, and Eric Matzen...

2009-06-21 10:35:00

In an effort to protect rare sea turtles from being caught and killed in fishing nets, fishery managers have looked to a Cape Cod company to build a device they think can help save the turtles without interfering with fishing profits. The device is called a "tow-time logger", which is a 7-inch silver cylinder attached to fishing nets to record how long the net is submerged in the water. That amount of time is absolutely critical if a turtle is captured in the net and dragged behind fishing...

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