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Table 1 Data collection methods for marine turtle trade evaluation in the Gulf of Venezuela (2002 – 2017)

From: Trade of marine turtles along the Southwestern Coast of the Gulf of Venezuela

Timeline Method Personnel involved Places evaluated
January 2002 – July 2003 Informal interviews Biologists with expertise on marine turtles (HBG, MGMV) and trained community members (JP) Eight trade centres (artisanal fishing port areas)
Market-based observation Four markets (populated centres)
July 2005 – August 2008 Semi-structured in-depth interviews (Appendix) Biologists with expertise on marine turtles (HBG, NER, MGMV) and trained community members (JP) Six trade centres (artisanal fishing port areas)
September 2008 – May 2011 Market-based observation Biologists with expertise on marine turtles (HBG, NER, NW) Eight trade centres (artisanal fishing port areas)
Three markets (populated centres)
November 2012 – November 2013 Semi-structured in-depth interviews (Appendix) Biologists with expertise on marine turtles (DRC, NER) and trained community members (JP) Two markets (populated centres)
Two trade centres (artisanal fishing port areas)
August 2014 Market-based observation Biologists with expertise on marine turtles (HBG, DRC) Eight trade centres (artisanal fishing port areas)
Four markets (populated centres)
January 2015 – January 2017 Personal observations Trained community members (JP) Four trade centres (artisanal fishing port areas)
Four markets (populated centres)