The Peruvian marine ecosystem supports one of the world's largest fisheries (Bakun and Weeks 2008). Extensive fishing activities, mainly in inshore waters, have led to an increase in marine vertebrate bycatch. The main taxa affected include sea turtles, small cetaceans, and seabirds, all of which are recovered for human consumption (Read et al. 1988; Awkerman et al. 2006; Alfaro-Shigueto et al. 2007; Mangel et al. 2010).
|Title of host publication||Conservation of Pacific Sea Turtles|
|Publisher||University of Hawai'i Press|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - 2011|