Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Turtle caught in line

Marine turtles occasionally get entangled in crab or lobster trap lines. As the number of traps used in Florida increases, the number of entanglements are expected to increase as well.


Image Credit: FDEP STSSN



FWC Facts:
The Marine Fisheries Stock Enhancement program breeds and rears game fish and mollusks for release into marine waters and evaluates the use of hatchery-reared animals.

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