Thursday, March 8, 2018
Turtles in The Bahamas
The Bahamas is home to 5 of the worlds 7 species of sea turtle: Green turtles, Loggerhead turtles, Hawksbill turtles, Leatherback turtles and Olive Ridley turtles. In an effort to conserve these species and protect them from undue harm, The Bahamas Government enacted new legislation regarding turtles in 2009. Sea turtles are under threat from illegal fishing, habitat loss and marine pollution.
No person shall fish for, take or have in their possession sea turtles, turtle eggs, or any part of the turtle.
It is against the law to buy or sell sea turtles, turtle eggs, or any part of the turtle.
It is illegal to interfere with a sea turtles nest.
It is illegal to export sea turtles, sea turtle eggs or sea turtle parts.
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