14 Sep '11, 1pm

US fisheries kill 4,600 sea turtles per year: study

US fisheries kill 4,600 sea turtles per year: study

This undated handout image recieved September 12, 2011 courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) shows a Loggerhead turtle near fishing nets. Improved fishing nets have saved tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles in recent years, but lack of regulations means 4,600 are still dying annually in US shrimp trawls, said a study out September 13, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON (AFP) - Improved fishing nets have saved tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles in recent years, but 4,600 are still dying annually, mainly in Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawls, said a United States (US) study on Wednesday. Turtle-excluder devices (TEDs), or large holes that allow the creatures to escape from nets that nab smaller marine creatures, have helped cut back on sea turtle deaths up to 94 per cent since the 1990s, said the report in the journal Biological Conserv...

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