ICCAT: Learn More About Sea Turtles
According to the IUCN Red List, loggerhead sea turtles are endangered and leatherback sea turtles are critically endangered.
Scientists estimate that 210,000 to 280,000 loggerhead and 30,000 to 70,000 leatherback sea turtles are caught annually on longlines in the Atlantic Ocean and many others are entangled in purse seines. Modifying fishing methods can reduce the likelihood of catching sea turtles and reduce the harm done to the turtle should one be caught.
Oceana is working to improve conservation measures for sea turtles through ICCAT.