1000’s of sharks and sea turtles fall sufferer to bycatch in Cyprus yearly
1000’s of sea turtles, seabirds, marine mammals, and sharks and rays fall sufferer to bycatch annually in European waters. Within the Mediterranean alone greater than 44,000 sea turtles are estimated to be killed in fishing gear. Via the Cyprus Bycatch Undertaking (CBP), BirdLife Europe, along with companions in Cyprus and the College of Exeter, are working to know and handle the incidental catch of weak species throughout the island.
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