Bahamas bans catch, sales of sea turtles

Date: 28/09/2009

Despite opposition from many fishermen, the Bahamas amended their fisheries laws to give full protection to sea turtles found in the Atlantic archipelago’s waters by banning the harvest, possession, purchase and sale of the endangered reptiles, including their eggs. Flesh had been used by restaurants and shells for tourist keepsakes despite turtles’ status as endangered species.

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