Sea Turtles

Sea turtles can occasionally be found entangled in the nets of FADs or associated with the tuna school in the bunt.

All sea turtles are protected internationally, as these long-lived animals face a number of environmental challenges (breeding ground destruction, boat collisions, ingestion of marine debris, disease linked to ocean pollution), including interactions with fishers. There are seven species of sea turtle, with five commonly encountered during tuna fishing.