Sea turtles face severe challenges in Ghana; both in the coastal sea and on their nesting beaches. Sea turtles are captured as by-catch in fishing gears of fishing fleets, from artisanal to industrial fleets in Ghana. On the beaches, sea turtles are captured as soon as they are spotted on their nesting beaches and their eggs also collected by local communities.
Seafront Environmental aims at reducing the threats faced by sea turtles in Cape Coast and beyond. The Cape Coast sea turtle conservation project is undertaking:
- Sea turtle by-catch release training to about 60 fishermen in the Cape Coast area
- 2. Conservation education with fishing groups and communities