Report | November, 2007
Climate Change & Commercial Fishing: A One-Two Punch for Sea Turtles
Sea turtle populations are at dangerously low levels. Stresses from commercial fishing, coastal development, pollution and poaching may push sea turtle populations over the edge. Alarmed at the potential downfall of an important ecosystem component, Oceana has presented recommendations to protect sea turtles from the effects of climate change, such as protecting nesting beaches and ensuring the availability of food sources.