Maissa Louhichi — Tunisia (2017)


Loggerheads, leatherbacks, and greens suffer impacts on beaches and from bycatch throughout the Mediterranean, and in Tunisia, little has been done to understand their situation. A 2017 SWOT grant supported researcher Maissa Louhichi in conducting a comprehensive assessment of fishing and sea turtle bycatch rates in Tunisia. Maissa used interviews and on-board observation in various ports to create a database and GIS maps to design fisheries mitigation measures.