Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:35

Senj, Croatia, 16th April 2014, meeting with fishermen

On the 16th of April 2014, the 7th NETCET meeting and workshop with fishermen’s 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 was successfully held in  Senj, Croatia.

The meeting and workshop were organized and hos

ted by the State Institute for Nature Protection (SINP). 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 4 fishermen from Senj were present. We discussed about a range of situations they experienced and agreed on further collaboration. After the 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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