Conservation of marine Turtles in Andhra Pradesh

Rao, R J (1985) Conservation of marine Turtles in Andhra Pradesh. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 64 . pp. 20-21.



Different organisations in India are actively engaged with sea turtle conservation programmes. According to them, minor nesting of olive ridleys occurs in Andhra Pradesh. Exporting of marine turtles was not reported in this coast but a section of fishermen known as 'Oda Baljees' eat the turtle meat. The trawlers catch a number of sea turtles, were incidentally caught in nets. Fishing nets should be specially designed to avoid incidental catch of the turtles. The sanctuary boundaries should be extended and inshore use of trawlers and fishing nets during mating and nesting season of Olive ridleys in the sanctuary should be regulated by instructing the port and fisheries departments.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:olive ridley; marine turtles
Subjects:Marine turtle
CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:4430
Deposited On:09 Sep 2010 12:16
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