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Elizabeth Gutiérrez Llanos
Elizabeth Gutiérrez Llanos

Professional in Fisheries Engineering, he has developed his work in the artisanal fisheries of Peru, supporting and developing projects for the evaluation, mitigation, and reduction of incidental capture of vulnerable marine species (cetaceans, turtles and elasmobranchs), where he works directly with fishermen and artisanal shipowners. of the deep-sea fleet, I also train artisanal and industrial fishermen in techniques for handling and releasing sea turtles, and I have participated in projects to increase the capacities of fishing communities. I am convinced that providing knowledge with functional tools is the key to achieving sustainable management of marine species.

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The Eastern Pacific Leatherback Turtle Conservation Network started in 2012 when over thirty researchers, NGOs, and regional experts came together to develop an action plan to stabilize and restore the leatherback turtle population in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.