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.


Communication, outreach and awareness building
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

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.