Sea Turtle Handling and Resuscitation Requirements

Overview

Authority
Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
12/01/2001

Summary

Any sea turtle taken incidentally during the course of fishing or scientific research activities must be handled with due care to prevent injury, observed for activity, resuscitated if comatose or inactive, and returned to the water according to the procedures in the final rule below.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 08/27/2019

Sea Turtles