The charismatic ambassadors of the sea ‘sea turtles’ need to be conserved as these are the endangered species.
Mostly these species are found in sub-tropical regions at the sandy beaches and Vizag beaches are the common nesting zones for these turtles to lay eggs and breed but then usually where they should breed their carcasses lay on the beach.
It’s been a few years since there has been a rise in the death of aquatic animals. Species varying from pufferfishes, olive ridley turtles, and sea turtles are washing ashore. The reason is plastic, non-biodegradable waste is consumed by these aquatic animals. Such cases can also lead to dreadful consequences for humans. It is important to ensure the existence of such species as they provide a balance to our ecosystem.
To raise awareness on conservation of the species, a training program was conducted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in collaboration with World Wide Fund- India.
Sea turtles are categorized as endangered species under the International Union for Conservation of Nature list (IUCN) and for that purpose training program on Fabrication of Central Institute of Fisheries Technology-Turtle Excluder Device (CIFT-TED) was conducted.