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dc:abstract Abstract This paper explores conservation policy pertinent to three species of marine turtles affected by fisheries, while crossing jurisdictions in their seasonal migrations through the SW Atlantic, particularly the Argentine waters. This case study reviews local legal and institutional frameworks for Argentina and concludes that tools are in place to monitor and mitigate the negative impact of bycatch on the populations. Argentina is signatory of the most relevant international treaties aimed at protecting transboundary species (e.g. Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals). Legislation also exists at the federal and provincial levels. Yet, accidental captures continue to occur due to weaknesses in enforcement and the low priority that conservation has in fisheries management decisions. Some urgent practical actions supported by policy are suggested: (a) placement of on-board observers in coastal fishing fleets, (b) application of existing mitigation measures to reduce bycatch, (c) design of a national plan of action for marine turtles in Argentina, and (d) development of a regional plan between Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Stakeholder involvement, especially the fishing sector but also the civil society, would be important to energize practical and effective conservation decisions. The example of Argentina is typical for the region and may apply to other countries as well. The conservation community requires investing more in the application of policy, concomitant with perfecting legal tools. Keywords Marine turtles,Bycatch,Legislation,Argentina,Conservation policy,SW Atlantic Marine Policy Volume 36, Issue 6, November 2012, Pages 1265-1274 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X12000589
dc:creator VICTORIA GONZÁLEZ-CARMAN,NATALIA MACHAIN, DIEGO ALBAREDA, HERMES MIANZAN,CLAUDIO CAMPAGNA
prism:doi <http://dx.doi.org/doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2012.03.014>
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prism:publicationDate 2012 (xsd:gYear)
dc:references <http://linkeddata.cenpat-conicet.gob.ar/resource/platform/AAQJ>
dc:title LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL TOOLS TO MITIGATE MARINE TURTLE BYCATCH: ARGENTINA AS A CASE STUDY
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