Fisheries Bycatch Research/Reduction

Published: 19 August 2015
Last edited: 23 February 2017
Working with local fishermen through onboard fisheries observations and data collection at fishing ports of both turtle and non-turtle bycatch leads to knowledge of fishery dynamics and trends to seek alternative, sustainable fishing gear.

Classifications

Category
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Scale of implementation
Local
Phase of solution
Entirety

Enabling factors

• Increasing emphasis on ecotourism and preserving charismatic species. • Economic value of tourism discourages unsustainable fishery practices.

Lessons learned

• Importance of eliminating irresponsible and illegal fishing practices, particularly blast fishing.