Trouble for Turtles | Oceana

Report | September, 2009

Trouble for Turtles


“Trouble for Turtles” concludes that although sea turtles have survived mass extinctions, they are simply ill-equipped to withstand the threats posed by destructive fishing gear, especially in trawl fisheries. The report shows that an estimated 770 sea turtles are caught annually in Mid-Atlantic trawl fisheries alone.