Off the hook: saving turtles, albatrosses and other by-catch

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), accidental catch  or by-catch  is probably the single greatest threat to marine turtles. As many as 200,000 Loggerheads and 50,000 Leatherback Turtles are caught annually by commercial long-line tuna, swordfish, and similar fisheries. WWF has been working with Mustad, the world's largest manufacturer of fishing hooks, to greatly reduce this problem by producing circle hooks for commercial fisheries.

Tag team meeting the tuna challenge

Most countries depend on tuna fish. But are we fishing it sustainably? In an attempt to provide answers to this vital question, a major project, the Regional Tuna Tagging Project (RTTP), is underway to increase what is known about this staple part of so many diets and economies. It involves putting small plastic tags on tens of thousands of fish, putting them back in the ocean, and - hopefully - recovering them. No small challenge. Project Publicity and Tag Recovery Officer Teresa Athayde takes up the story.

Return of the Seychelles Warbler

Back in the 1960s, the Seychelles Warbler or Timerl Dezil was probably the most endangered bird in the world, with only a handful of birds remaining. Cousin Island, the last place it survived, was purchased primarily to save this unspectacular but unique bird. Much has been done by BirdLife International to save the species. Now, Nature Seychelles has been working with our partners on Denis Island and scientists from the University of East Anglia in the UK and Groningen in the Netherlands on a major project to secure the future of the species.

Making waves at Oceans Forum

Nature Seychelles is one of the longest-standing members of the Global Ocean Forum, and we were among the representatives at the Ocean Policy Summit held in Lisbon, Portugal in October 2005. The summit brought together high-level officials, regional organisations, UN agencies, ocean policy specialists, donors, non-government organisations and industry. Participants compared experience from around the world on the formulation and implementation of ocean policies, and best practice.

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