Bycatch Research Paper

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Student Project Outline -- Topic Choice: Summarize the current efforts to reduce bycatch – my focus will be on the bycatch of marine birds 1. Introduction: Provide brief overview of bycatch (define it) and general summary as to amount of bycatch per year. Introduce my focus on sea turtles – I will pick a leatherback and loggerhead turtles as a focus but indicate that all species are particularly susceptible and emphasize that all sea turtle species except the green sea turtle are endangered. 2. Provide information and visuals as to how they are inadvertently caught in longlines, and fish nets (especially shrimp nets) and estimates of numbers lost each year as bycatch. 3. Provide some linking statements such as “in recent years,…show more content…
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