Fisheries Impacts

Fisheries Impacts: Sea turtles virtually everywhere are impacted by fisheries, especially longlines, gill nets, and trawls. The most severe of these impacts are bycatch mortality, habitat destruction and food web changes.

Specific Burning Issue Hazards: Coastal gillnets; Driftnets; Bottom trawls; Pelagic longlines; Pot and trap fisheries; Discarded fishing gear; Seafloor alterations; Food web alterations.

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