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MEPS 504:303-304 (2014)  -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/meps10823

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Temporal trends in the by-catch of loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta in the Mediterranean Sea: Reply to Báez et al. (2014)

I. Álvarez de Quevedo1,*, M. San Félix2, L. Cardona1

1Department of Animal Biology and IRBIO, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Avenida Diagonal 643, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
2Vellmarí Formentara, Marina de Formentera 14, Puerto de la Savina, 07870 Formentera, Spain
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ABSTRACT: In their comment on Álvarez de Quevedo et al. (2013; Mar Ecol Prog Ser 489:225-234), Báez et al. (2014; Mar Ecol Prog Ser 504:301-302) argued that the annual loggerhead turtle by-catch by the Spanish longline fleet was actually lower than that reported (6060 vs. 10656 ind.), on the basis of unpublished data on fishing effort collected in 2006-2007. However, the data provided by Álvarez de Quevedo et al. (2013) corresponded to the period 2001-2004, hence the different results are not contradictory. Conversely, they are complementary and support the evidence of a decreasing trend in the number of turtles by-caught by the Spanish fleet throughout the last decade.


KEY WORDS: By-catch · Sea turtle · Longline fishery · Mediterranean Sea


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Cite this article as: Álvarez de Quevedo I, San Félix M, Cardona L (2014) Temporal trends in the by-catch of loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta in the Mediterranean Sea: Reply to Báez et al. (2014). Mar Ecol Prog Ser 504:303-304. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps10823

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