Cease or prohibit commercial fishing
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Commercial fishing is extraction of marine organisms by any method for sale and profit and poses a threat to reptiles through accidental entanglements and unwanted catch (‘bycatch’). Ceasing or prohibiting commercial fishing in specific areas may allow time for populations of reptiles and the species they rely on (e.g. prey species) to recover.
For other studies that investigate the effect of ceasing or prohibiting fishing see Cease or prohibit all types of fishing and Limit or prohibit specific fishing methods. For studies that investigate the effect of ceasing or prohibiting fishing at certain times see Establish temporary fishery closures.