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View the document Status of sea turtle stocks in the Pacific In:
Author(s): Chaloupka, M., Nakano, H., Dutton, P.
Publisher: FAO
Year: 2005
Notes: Papers presented at the Expert Consultation on Interactions between Sea Turtles and Fisheries within an Ecosystem Context, Rome, 9-12 March 2004, 135-164
Held at: USP
LC Subject(s): By-catch, Fisheries--Oceania, Sea turtles--Oceania
Identifiers: turtles, stock assessment, species, nature conservation, mortality, animal population
Abstract: Six species of sea turtles occur in the Pacific Ocean (green turtles, loggerheads, leatherbacks, hawksbills, olive ridleys and flatbacks). All species, except flatbacks, have transboundary distributions. The status of most sea turtle stocks in the Pacific Ocean is poorly understood. Some stocks are increasing, such as in eastern Australia and Hawaii. However, there is evidence that many stocks have been reduced significantly, which is mainly a result of overharvesting of eggs, subsistence or commercial harvest of large turtles and nesting habitat destruction. Incidental capture in coastal and pelagic fisheries can also be an important source of mortality for some stocks. Abundance trends for the six Pacific species of sea turtles are reviewed, using the best available quantitative information.
Control No.: 00013119.nul

View the document Modelling post-release mortality of loggerhead sea turtles exposed to the Hawaii-based pelagic longline fishery
Author(s): Chaloupka, M., Balazs, G.H., Parker, D.M.
Year: 2004
Notes: Marine Ecology Progress Series, 280, 285-293
Held at: SPC
LC Subject(s): Longline fisheries - Hawaii, Turtles - Mortality - Hawaii
Identifiers: Turtles
Control No.: 00013134.nul

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