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Herpetological Conservation and Biology
From 2010-2014, over 800 sea turtles were incidentally captured by recreational anglers in the Mississippi Sound, USA, mostly at coastal fishing piers. The majority of these hook and line captures were immature Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles (Lepidochelys kempii). The mean minimum straight-line carapace length of the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles was 30.2 cm (19.2-59.4 cm). A large number of live recapture events (n = 161) were recorded, and the turtles showed a high degree of fidelity to the fishingfatcat:724ldddapfbtzebfd6l6ihb7ya