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Institute for Coastal and Marine Research

Ecological Risk Assessment of sea turtles to tuna fishing in the ICCAT region

Investigators: Andrea Angel, Ronel Nel, Ross Wanless, Bernice Mellett, Linda Harris and Ian Wilson
Collaborating Institutions: NMMU Coastal and Marine Research Unit, University of Cape Town, BirdLife South Africa
Email contact: Ronel Nel

Report to the Subcommittee on Ecosystems and By-catch, International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

The objective of this ERA is to assess the risk to turtles from the impacts of tuna fishing in the ICCAT region. It is a Level 2 (semi-quantitative) assessment, conducted within a Productivity-Susceptibility Assessment (PSA) framework, at the level of the RMU. It should be noted that this is a relative assessment of risk.

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