RESCUE AND RETRIEVAL
Entangled turtle? Call 112!
MED GHOST FAD aims to actively involve as many stakeholders as possible in the rescue of turtles and retrieval of ghost gear.
Sea turtle rescue and ghost gear retrieval can pose a risk both for sea turtles as for the people conducting the operations. Our experts at Save The Med and the Palma Aquarium Foundation have put together the following protocols to reduce these risks:
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SPOT ABANDONED FISHING GEAR
Record the time, date and GPS coordinates
Add the information to the Global Ghost Gear Initiative mobile app
Check for entangled wildlife
Call 112 if you see entangled wildlife
DOWNLOAD OUR FULL RESCUE AND RETRIEVAL PROTOCOLS HERE
BEST PRACTICE RESOURCES FROM THE GLOBAL GHOST GEAR INITIATIVE
Find out more about Save The Med's conservation work with on loggerhead sea turtles here: