Pelagic Longline FisherySea Turtle Interactions Proceedings of an Industry, Academic and Government Experts, and Stakeholders-Workshop held in Silver Spring, Maryland
NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-7
Workshop Date: 24-25 May 1994
This workshop was convened to gain a better understanding of incidental capture and injury or mortality of threatened and endangered sea turtles in pelagic longline fisheries, and to identify ways to reduce, prevent, or mitigate this incidental capture. The purpose was to assist the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in carrying out its marine resource conservation responsibilities and statutory mandates under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (FCMA).