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Summary of International Activities Related to Reduction of Bycatch of Sea Turtles in Longline Fisheries (.PDF)
This table is not an exhaustive compendium of all global research relative to sea turtle longline interactions but rather summarizes activities undertaken by involved NOAA Fisheries staff and partnering research entities.

Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Adopts Measures to Reduce Bycatch
The first substantive meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission was held in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, December 12-16. The United States successfully proposed bycatch resolutions for both sea turtles and seabirds.

Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention Act The previous link is an external site.

U.S. Adopting International Code of Conduct For Marine Fishing

International Whaling Commission The previous link is an external site.

Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission The previous link is an external site.

International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas The previous link is an external site.

United States National Plan of Action for the conservation and Management of sharks

Final United States National Plan of Action for the Reduction of Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries

Technical Consultation on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated fishing. The previous link is an external site.

FAO Technical Working Group on the Conservation and Management of Sharks The previous link is an external site.

International Agreements

Office of Sustainable Fisheries - International Fisheries Division

Division of International Science and Technology


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