Status of sea turtle conservation in India and the way forward

Jeyabaskaran, R and Kripa, V (2018) Status of sea turtle conservation in India and the way forward. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (238). pp. 13-17. ISSN 0254-380 X

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Abstract

Sea turtles play an important role in maintaining the balance of the food web in the marine ecosystem. It is reported that the unintentional capture of turtles in shrimp trawls is the most important factor leading to the mortality of sea turtles. Globally, several conservation measures are in place for conserving populations of the iconic sea turtles. This includes India where several identified turtle nesting sites are protected through appropriate restrictions on fishing and other anthropogenic activities. The history of conservation of sea turtles in India and recent linking use of Turtle Excluder Device (TED) in shrimp trawls to shrimp imports by the USA, is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sea turtles, conservation, Turtle Excluder Device, shrimp trawls
Subjects: Marine Turtle
Marine Fisheries > Conservation
Marine Ecosystems
Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2019 10:00
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2019 10:00
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14005

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