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.

 

IMPORTANT!

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

Take photos

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

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BEST PRACTICE RESOURCES FROM THE GLOBAL GHOST GEAR INITIATIVE

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Find out more about Save The Med's conservation work with on loggerhead sea turtles here:

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