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LA Marcano ; DE Altuve ;Ciencias Marinas 2010, 36 (2)

Autor: JJ Alió

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Ciencias Marinas ISSN: 0185-3880 cmarinas@uabc.mx Universidad Autónoma de Baja California México Alió, JJ; Marcano, LA; Altuve, DE Incidental capture and mortality of sea turtles in the industrial shrimp trawling fishery of northeastern Venezuela Ciencias Marinas, vol.
36, núm.
2, 2010, pp.
161-178 Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Ensenada, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=48013189005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Ciencias Marinas (2010), 36(2): 161–178 Incidental capture and mortality of sea turtles in the industrial shrimp trawling fishery of northeastern Venezuela C M Captura incidental y mortalidad de tortugas marinas en la pesquería industrial de camarones por arrastre en el noreste de Venezuela JJ Alió*, LA Marcano, DE Altuve Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Agricultura y Tierras, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agrícolas (INIA), Centro de Investigaciones Agrícolas de Sucre y Nueva Esparta, Apartado 236, Cumaná, 6101, Estado Sucre, Venezuela.
*E-mail: jalio@inia.gob.ve ABSTRACT.
The incidental capture of sea turtles by industrial shrimp trawlers off eastern Venezuela is documented, based on data gathered by on-board observers from February 1991 through November 2000.
A total of 275 trips were made, with a total of 55,992 h of trawling using either one or two normal nets of 20-m headrope length, equivalent to 59,744 h std.
net–1 of 30.5 m upper rope length.
In total, 63 turtles were captured: 20 Eretmochelys imbricata, 20 Chelonia mydas, 15 Caretta caretta, and 8 Dermochelys coriacea.
All these species showed a wide distribution along the central Caribbean Sea and Atlantic coasts of Venezuela, but they were always caught in areas close to shore ...





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