Sea turtle conservation in Peru: Limitations and efforts

Joanna Alfaro-Shigueto, Jeffrey C. Mangel

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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).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConservation of Pacific Sea Turtles
PublisherUniversity of Hawai'i Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780824834074
StatePublished - 2011


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