Bahamas protects turtles

| 29/08/2009

(The Bahamas Journal): Following a long and hard-fought campaign by concerned citizens the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources announced Thursday that the harvesting, possession, purchase and sale of marine turtles in The Bahamas will be prohibited effective September 1. "The Fisheries Regulations governing marine turtles have been amended to give full protection to all marine turtles found in Bahamian waters by prohibiting the harvesting, possession, purchase and sale of turtles, their parts and eggs," said the government press release.

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  1. Parcay says:

    I am thrilled to learn this.  Congratulations to the winners of that battle who ultimately will be all of us on this planet.