Hefty penalties for breach of turtle regulations!

Hefty penalties for breach of turtle regulations!

The Ministry of Fisheries continues to protect Turtles under Regulation 5 of the Offshore Fisheries Management Decree 2014.

A Public Notice released on 26th January, 2019 bans the harvest, sale, possession and transport of sea Turtles, their eggs or any part or product.  Members of the public are advised that a breach of the regulation 5 of the OFMD may result in criminal charges with penalties  from $10,000 to $50,000 for individuals and  for Corporations – $20,000 to $100,000. Read more:  Public Notice; Ministry of Fisheries (pdf)

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