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Turtle-Proofing Fishing Gear


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Sea turtles get caught in fishermen’s nets all the time. However, a new device is being designed to fit onto a fisherman’s net that will sort out any heavy objects, such as a sea turtle, and push it through a trap door in the bottom of the net. This is expected to save many turtles from being trapped and killed by the nets.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. 8 Issue 5, May 1981, p5-6, por  (Periodical website)
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25012