Posts in SWOT Report vol. 2
Unsolved Mysteries: The Sea Turtle Files

The seven unsolved mysteries described in these next articles—highlight the great unknowns about sea turtles. They provide a framework for focusing scientific progress, intellectual powers, and investment in global research, and they serve as a public relations tool to generate greater interest and financing for conserving marine turtles and their habitats.

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The Net Gain of Working with Fishers to Reduce Bycatch

Entanglement in Trinidad’s coastal gillnet fisheries is the largest source of mortality to leatherback sea turtles in the country, killing more turtles than all other factors combined and threatening to unravel several years of proactive conservation and management.. This strains fishers’ ability to operate economically, as nets damaged by sea turtles retain very little fish.

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