Save Marine Turtles From Longline Fishing
Save Marine Turtles From Longline Fishing:
THE LONGLINE FISHING
Longline fishing is a type of fishing that consists on a main line from which puts up hooks with bait. It’s one of the most ancient fishing systems that are known. The main line can measure between some hundreds of meters to 50-60 km (30-36 miles), with a distance between hooks from 1 meter to 50 m. Despite of being considered the most selection fishing, because depending on the bait and the hook size it is possible to catch one type of fish or another, it is not free from accidental captures, among which we can find sea birds and marine turtles.
The Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) and Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) are the marine turtles most captured with superficial longline fishing... methods to reduce the capture of these sea turtles are given: