Sea turtle-fisheries interactions in coastal fisheries: a case study of the east coast of peninsular Malaysia

Yeo, Bee Hong, Squires, Dale, Ibrahim, Kamarruddin, Gjertsen, Heidi, Kamil, Syarifah Khadiejah Syed Mohd., Zulkifli, Rahayu, Groves, Theodore, Dutton, Peter H., Hong, Meen Chee, and Tan, Chun Hong (2011) Sea turtle-fisheries interactions in coastal fisheries: a case study of the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. In: Dutton, Peter H., Squires, Dale, and Ahmed, Mahfuzuddin, (eds.) Conservation of Pacific Sea Turtles. University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, HI, USA, pp. 290-318.

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[Extract] Fisheries provide important food sources to many people around the world and contribute substantially to the livelihoods of coastal communities. In rural coastal areas where sources of income are limited, local communities have for decades and through generations depended extensively on fisheries resources. Developing countries currently supply 70% of fish for human consumption (Food and Agriculture Organization 2004). Some of these coastal areas are also important sea turtle nesting sites. Fisheries bycatch (both coastal and high seas) contributes to the mortality and decline of sea turtle populations.

Item ID: 21591
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-8248-3407-4
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2012 23:53
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960701 Coastal and Marine Management Policy @ 60%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9612 Rehabilitation of Degraded Environments > 961201 Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 30%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950306 Conserving Pacific Peoples Heritage @ 10%
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