Tuesday, 25 March 2014 09:32

Fishermen NETCET meetings in Pula and Umag

On the 21st and 22nd of March 2014, the 2nd and 3rd NETCET meetings and workshops with fishermen on biology and conservation of cetaceans and sea turtles, their distribution in Adriatic and procedures of handling incidentally caught turtles in order to reduce their mortality were successfully held in Pula and Umag (Croatia).

The meetings and workshops, organized and hosted by the State Institute for Nature Protection (SINP) and Marine Educational Centre - Pula Aquarium (MEC) were held in Pula City and Umag City. The lecturers presented NETCET project, the biology and threats of Sea Turtles in the Adriatic Sea and national Protocol of reporting and acting in case of encountering dead, sick or injured strictly protected marine animals, with practical lecture on handling techniques for stranded or injured Sea Turtles.

The 9 fishermen’s from Pula and 25 fishermen’s from Umag were present, we discussed about variety situations they had and agreed on further collaboration. After meeting, Guidelines for the first aid to Sea Turtles and Cetaceans were distributed with posters, stickers and T-shirts of the NETCET project.


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