Sea turtles off N.J. shore may get more help from fishermen

CAPE MAY — Federal fishing regulators are considering requiring more commercial fishermen to assist with a program that seeks to protect sea turtles.

The National Marine Fisheries Service requires observers to be placed on fishing boats in some fisheries to collect data that helps to minimize the harm to turtles. The service says it wants to include a group of mid-Atlantic fisheries to the program next year because of the need to collect more data about accidental catch of sea turtles.

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Source: Atlantic

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