Introduce fishing gear exchange programs to encourage fishers to use gear that reduces unwanted catch of reptiles
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Introducing fishing gear exchange programmes may encourage fishers to use gear types that reduce the unwanted catch (‘bycatch’) of aquatic reptiles. Fishers may be provided with alternative gear types that are less harmful to reptiles after surrendering their existing gear. Training on the use of new fishing gear may also be required.
See also: Involve fishers in designing and trialling new fishing gear types to encourage uptake of gear that reduces unwanted catch of reptiles and Finance low interest loans to convert to fishing gear that reduces unwanted catch of reptiles.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Reptile Conservation
Reptile Conservation - Published 2021