Diving expeditions continuation to reduce the impact of ghost gear
Venue: Polis Chrysochou, near the Polis-Gialia Natura 2000 site (CY4000001)
Organizing partner (s): Oceanography Centre, University of Cyprus (OC-UCY)
The Oceanography Centre, University of Cyprus (OC-UCY), continues to carry out diving expeditions in the frame of the implementation of action C6 – Reducing the impact of ghost gear in turtles. Sometimes they need to go very deep to recover the abandoned fishing nets. This difficult task aims to directly benefit the sea turtle populations by reducing the number of incidental entanglement and death of sea turtles in ghost gear.