Pesca TartaFree

Press kit

Recent estimates report that fishing activities are responsible to the incidental catch of about 130000 marine turtles every year in the Mediterranean, caused by longline (70000), bottom trawl (40000) and fixed net (ca.23000),  with over 40000 estimated deaths; official data do not include all existing boats and underestimate the number of small boats, mainly from North Africa countries: therefore, a more realistic number can be set at 200000 catches and 70000 deaths.

TartaLife coordinated by

  • ISMAR Istituto di Scienze Marine - CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerca

partner TartaLife

  • Area marina protetta - Isole Egadi
  • Area marina protetta - Isole Pelagie
  • Fondazione Cetacea Onlus
  • Parco Nazionale dell'Asinara
  • Consorzio Unimar
  • Legambiente
  • Provincia Regionale Agrigento

co-financing TartaLife poject

  • Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali
  • Regione Marche

contribution of

  • Life
  • Rete Natura 2000


ideazione e realizzazione web site di:

e-xtrategy - internet way

via sant'Ubaldo, 36 - 60030 monsano (an) Italy
tel. +39.0731.60225