Protected Resources

International Sea Turtle Activities

Reducing Mortality of Sea turtles in Longline Fisheries

In FY05, Pacific Islands Regional Office along with the Pacific Islands Fishery Science Center supported a longline vessel observer and gear trial experiments in conjunction with WWF. The project has three geographic components Vietnam, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. As of this time the project is just being implemented. For Vietnam the goal is to implement priority activities of Vietnamís Conservation Action Plan for Sea turtles including reduction of fisheries-related bycatch of sea turtles.