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Fisheries Department issues a reminder that turtles are protected

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Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020. 1:40 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The Fisheries Department issued a notice today, reminding that there are four types of turtles that are protected under Regulation 10 of Statutory Instrument No. 66 of 2002, under the Fisheries Resources Act No. 7 of 2020.

The regulation states that  “No person shall fish for in the waters of Belize or buy, sell, or have in possession any turtle of the following species: a) Eretmochelys imbricata (Hawksbill Turtle) b) Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Turtle) c) Chelonia mydas (Green Turtle) d) Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Turtles).  No person shall take any turtle found on land; disturb, take, buy, sell, or have in possession any turtle or turtle eggs; or interfere with any turtle nest, except under written permission from the Fisheries Administrator..”

The regulation also said that no one should buy, sell, take, or have in their possession part of turtles or articles made of any part of a turtle. The Department warned that anyone found breaking these regulations will be prosecuted in accordance with section 14 (1) of the Fisheries Regulation, Chapter 210s of Subsidiary Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000-2003.

The Department also called on the public to report any illegal fisheries activity by calling  224-4552 or by sending an email fisheries_department@fisheries.gov.bz.

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