I see the light!

Hello everyone!

As you could read on facebook there is a new study that shows that putting lights on the fishing nets can reduce the accidental bycatch of sea turtles, seabirds and small cetaceans.

How does this work?

In this study they say  that in one hand, LED light are one way that they an alert the species that in that place, fishing gear is being used in the water and in the other hand the lights don’t reduce the amount of fish caught.

With this technique, the fishers will be able to fish in a more sustainable way!

If you want to have a look on the news you can check the website and also, if you wish to read the article that explains with more detail all the procedures, please click on the links below:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191205113127.htm

Alessandra Bielli, J. Alfaro-Shigueto, P.D. Doherty, B.J. Godley, C. Ortiz, A. Pasara, J.H. Wang, J.C. Mangel. An illuminating idea to reduce bycatch in the Peruvian small-scale gillnet fisheryBiological Conservation, 2019; 108277 DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108277

I hope you had enjoyed, see you at Terra Azul!

 

 

Vanessa Costa

About Vanessa Costa

Vanessa is Marine Biologist and Marine Wildlife Guide and is responsible for Environmental Conservation at TERRA AZUL. She enjoys being out in the ocean with Wildlife accompanying visitors and collecting field imagery and data for local Cetaceans and Sea Turtles Research & Conservation projects.

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