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NEPA CONDEMS GRUESOME KILLING OF TURTLE



National Environment and Planning Agency | 2018-06-07 17:17:00

The National Environment and Planning Agency and the Jamaica Constabulary Force are investigating an unfortunate incident involving the killing of a turtle, in 9 Miles Bull Bay, St. Thomas yesterday.

The Agency is reminding the public it is a breach of the Wild Life Protection Act.  The turtle is a protected animal, it is therefore a criminal offence to hunt or have any part of the turtle in your possession.  Any person found guilty before a Parish Judge is therefore liable to a fine not exceeding One Hundred Thousand Dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding twelve months. 

Mr. Miguel Nelson, Manager for the Enforcement Branch,   NEPA, indicated that “all efforts are being expended to locate the persons responsible for the killing of the turtle so that criminal charges can be laid in the parish court”.
Call NEPA at its toll free line at 1-888-991-5005 or (876) 754-7540 if you have information regarding turtles being captured, harassed and harmed or the meat being sold. Reports may also be made to 119 or the nearest police station.




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