Use technology and reporting systems to avoid collisions
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Most technological solutions for avoiding collisions have been deployed to protect marine mammals but may present viable solutions for protecting sea turtles as well (Schoeman et al. 2020). Systems are typically used to let vessel operators know about the presence of high densities or recent sightings of animals in real time to allow operators to reduce speeds or change course.
Schoeman R.P., Patterson-Abrolat C. & Plön S. (2020) A global review of vessel collisions with marine animals. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 292.