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LED Fishing Nets Reduce Sea Turtle Deaths

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Using LEDs to illuminate fishing nets has been shown to be a cost-effective means of dramatically reducing the number of sea turtle deaths resulting from entanglement with nets. Researchers from the University of Exeter and the Darwin Initiative executed the study in Sechura Bay, Peru. They found that attaching green LEDs to gillnets used by a small-scale fishery reduced the number of green turtle deaths by 64 percent without reducing the intended-catch size. The LED-lit fishnet used at sea. Courtesy of the University of Exeter. The team said it was the first time such lighting...Read full article

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