Maritime LookBook: Trawler net, plastics entanglement of marine turtles worry Akassa Conservation Centre
This #MaritimeLookBook showcases part of what is done at the Akassa Turtle Conservation Centre.
The Centre is still very concerned about how marine turtles washed ashore across Akassa are entangled in trawler nets and plastics.
Trawlers operating along the Nigerian coast are perhaps not fitted with the Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) and are therefore catching turtles as well as shrimp and other bycatch.
The turtles are usually nesting and foraging in 41km beaches, but we routinely monitor just 24 km.
Photos by Raynus Ebiegberi
Akassa Turtle Conservation Centre, Bayelsa State.