NOAA report: Gulf shrimpers top killer of sea turtles in US in 2005

Posted on September 27, 2011 by KAREN NELSON, SunHerald

A new national report on commercial fishing bycatch released by NOAA Fisheries states that at least 11,772 sea turtles were seriously injured or killed by U.S. fisheries in 2005. And of all the fishing operations, Gulf of Mexico shrimpers had the worst bycatch ratio.

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