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Cover description:© Projeto TAMAR – Image Bank. This photograph depicts one of the most common fisheries interactions along the Brazilian coast, artisanal set nets or gillnets. This particular photo shows high bycatch of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in a single gillnet set targeting lobster, a fishing practice forbidden by law in Brazilian waters. Projeto TAMAR has been working for the past 30 years to protect marine turtles in Brazil, and since 1991 has been executing an Action Plan to minimize incidental capture in fisheries.