|Town/Region||Tangier, Casablanca, Laayoune|
|Categories||Education, Fishes, Marine, Turtles|
|Date||2 Feb 2002|
The overall objective is to initiate a sea turtle monitoring project in conjunction with fisheries based in Morocco to quantify the impact of the intensive fisheries in the region on sea turtles. We propose to conduct wide-ranging surveys with help from fishermen and fisheries personnel to collect information about sea turtle sightings and interactions.
Potential solutions for reduction of sea turtle capture will be recommended, based on data collected, while simultaneously raising awareness through environmental education activities. Research opportunities will be maximised whenever possible. We will act in conjunction with local organisations, aiming to transfer knowledge and skills.
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