Hook to Save Endangered Turtles

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A major British retail chain has teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and fishermen in Sri Lanka in a bid to save thousands of endangered marine turtles that are accidentally snagged by longline fishing hooks each year.

As a result of this initiative, more than 30,000 circular turtle friendly hooks are being implemented by a fleet of seven longline fishing vessels in Sri Lanka,said a media release of MCS on Tuesday.

The new circular hooks have replaced traditional