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All About Turtles - An Education and Awareness Manual (KESCOM)
(21 Mar 2011)
KESCOM have published a new publication, “All About Turtles - An Education and Awareness Manual”, which provides information, procedures and guidance for sea turtle conservation activities in Kenya.

FAO guidelines to reduce sea turtle mortality in fishing operations
(1 Jan 2009)
Reports and materials prepared at two international meetings were central to the development of these technical guidelines. The meetings were the Expert Consultation on Interactions between Sea Turtles and Fisheries within an Ecosystem Context (Rome, 9–12 March 2004) and the Technical Consultation on Sea Turtles Conservation and Fisheries (Bangkok, 29 November to 2 December 2004).

A Guide for Tagging of Sea Turtles in the Southeast Asian Region

Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management Department - Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (2006)

(6 Jan 2006)
Produced by Malaysian researchers with international input, the guide aims to assist countries in South-East Asia to standardise their turtle tagging activities.

Researchers, managers and field staff may find the book a useful overview of the tagging and data collection process, as it is clearly written and uses photos to illustrate each activity step-by-step.

Managing Marine Protected Areas - A toolkit for the Western Indian Ocean
(7 Dec 2005)
The Toolkit was designed to support MPA managers in the WIO by providing them with a hands-on guide to a diverse array of topics, ranging from Communications, Monitoring Coral Reefs, Energy Sources, Solid Waste Disposal, to Octopus and Sea Cucumber Fisheries.

The Toolkit is designed to address management issues relevant to all types of MPAs, from community based, locally managed areas, to nationally gazetted marine parks.

Hooks Out & Cut the Line

SeaNet, through the Australian Government's Natural Heritage Trust (2004)

(30 Nov -0001)
This video shows fishers how to remove hooks that are lodged on the inside and outside of fish, sea turtles, marine mammals, and sea birds. It also demonstrates how to use a linecutter to remove gear from entangled animals in the water.

Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
This publication includes the text of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, background to the Origin and Elaboration of the Code, and Resolution 4/95 as adopted by the Twenty-eighth Session of the Conference on 31 October 1995.

A Guide to Set-Up and Manage Sea Turtles Hatcheries in the Southeast Asian Region

Ahmad Ali, Zulkifli Talib, Mahyam Mohd Isa, Solahuddin A. Razak and Nor Azman Zakaria.
Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management Department Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre (SEAFDEC-MFRDMD)

This book is an outcome of a project on Conservation and Management of Sea Turtles in Southeast Asian countries conducted from 2001 to 2003. It provides some important information and guidelines to set-up and manage sea turtle hatchery programs in the region based on local experience and information gathered from other regions.

Sea Turtles. An ecological guide

David Gulko and Karen Eckert (2004)
The book features more than 350 color photos and original graphics to illustrate basic concepts of evolution, taxonomy, ecology, and physiology, as well as human impacts and conservation. A unique reference for naturalists, divers, eco-tour operators, resource managers and policy-makers, the book is also designed to be used as a text.

Sea Turtle Conservation: Population Census and Monitoring

A GOI - UNDP Project Manual. Centre for Herpetology/Mandras Crocodile Bank Trust, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India.
This 48-page publication is the first of a series of four manuals produced in India, to help forest officers, conservationists, NGO's and wildlife enthusiasts design and carry out sea turtle conservation and research programs. The other manuals in the series are:

- Research and Management Techniques;
- Beach Management and Hatchery Programmes; and
- Eco (turtle) Friendly Coastal Development.

The Net Kit: a fishing net identification kit for Northern Australia

WWF Australia, Sydney, Australia (2002).
A comprehensive tool to assist communities and other concerned groups and individuals pinpoint the source and type of fishing nets washing ashore. Information collected from The Net Kit is fed into a central WWF database to collate information for developing effective solutions, such as appropriate policy making and action plans.


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