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Sea Turtle Handling and Resuscitation Requirements


Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Final Rule


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.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 08/11/2021

Sea Turtles