28 Feb 2019

Fiji Govt continues ban on turtle harvests

From , 4:03 pm on 28 February 2019

The Fiji Government says a ban on the harvesting of sea turtles will continue this year.

A 10-year moratorium on the harvesting and sale of turtles expired at the beginning of the year.

But the government says it will continue to prohibit the sale, possession and transportation of the turtles.

Fisheries Minister Semi Koroilavesau told Christine Rovoi the ban will ensure that the conservation, management and protection of the turtles is strengthened.

A Hawaiian green turtle.

A Hawaiian green turtle. Photo: © Cultura, all rights reserved.