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Potential of Dynamic Ocean Management Strategies for Western Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Bycatch Mitigation in New Zealand

February 19, 2024

We explore the potential for dynamic ocean management in an emerging hotspot of leatherback sea turtle bycatch in the New Zealand pelagic longline fishery.

Western Pacific leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) are a priority bycatch mitigation concern due to the projected extinction of the population before the end of the 21st century. The species regularly occurs as bycatch in gillnet and surface longline fisheries.

Siders ZA, Murray C, Puloka C, Harley S, Duffy C, Long CA, Ahrens RNM and Jones TT 2024. Potential of dynamic ocean management strategies for western Pacific leatherback sea turtle bycatch mitigation in New Zealand Front. Mar. Sci. 11:1342475.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on 02/26/2024