Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources
P.O. Box 60,
AI-2640, Anguilla BWI
Tel: (264) 497-2871 /Fax: -8567
With the help of volunteers, especially those from the Anguillian National Trust, DFMR also coordinates Green Turtle netting surveys at two locations when conditions are suitable.
Bräutigam, A. and K. L. Eckert. 2006. Turning the Tide: Exploitation, Trade and Management of Marine Turtles in the Lesser Antilles, Central America, Colombia and Venezuela. TRAFFIC International, Cambridge, UK.
Prohibition on taking turtles, etc.
17. (1) Notwithstanding anything in these Regulations, any person who-
(a) takes or attempts to take or causes to be taken any turtle;
(b) slaughters or buys, sells, exposes for sale or has in his possession the whole or a portion of the meat of a turtle; or
(c) takes or attempts to take buys, sells, or exposes for sale or has in his possession any turtle egg; is guilty of an offence.
(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $50,000 and to imprisonment for 1 year for a first offence or to a fine of $250,000 and imprisonment for 2 years for a second or subsequent offence and any vessel, marine product or any other living thing connected with any such offence, is liable to be forfeited, but a person shall not be liable to imprisonment where an offence is committed in the Exclusive Economic Zone.
(3) This section shall remain in force for a period 15 years from the 15th December, 2005.
Connor, R. and J. Connor. (1998). Anguilla’s Sea Turtle Project: April–November 1998 (Nesting Period). Presented to: Anguilla National Trust. Unpublished.
Godley, B. J., A. C. Broderick, L. M. Campbell, S. Ranger, and P. B. Richardson. (2004). 4. An assessment of the status and exploitation of marine turtles in Anguilla. In: An assessment of the status and exploitation of marine turtles in the UK Overseas Territories in the Wider Caribbean. pp. 39-77. Final Project Report for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Commonwealth Office.
Godley BJ, Broderick AC, Campbell LM, Ranger S, Richardson PB (2004) 10. Towards a Molecular Profile of Marine Turtles in the Caribbean Overseas Territories. In: An Assessment of the Status and Exploitation of Marine Turtles in the UK Overseas Territories in the Wider Caribbean. pp 223-236. Final Project Report for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Gumbs, J.C. (2005). A preliminary assessment of the foraging sea turtle populations of Anguilla. B.C.G. Testudo Vol. 6, No. 2.
Hall, K.V. (1987). National Report for Anguilla. Submitted to the Second Western Atlantic Turtle Symposium, 12–16 October 1987, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. 5 pp. + tables. Unpublished.
Hodge, K.V.D., R. Connor and G. Brooks. (2003). Anguilla Sea Turtle Educator’s Guide. The Anguilla National Trust. Anguilla, British West Indies. 45 pp.
Lake et al (2008), Mitigating anthropogenic lighting on sea turtles nesting beaches in Anguilla: Recommendations for lighting ordinance in a tourism-based economy.
Procter, D. and L.V. Fleming (Editors). 1999. Biodiversity: the UK Overseas Territories. Peterborough, Joint Nature Conservation Committee. 131 pp.
Richardson, L. and C. Gumbs. (1984). National Report for Anguilla. Submitted 6 January 1983. Pp. 7–11. In: Bacon, P., F. Berry, K. Bjorndal, H. Hirth, L. Ogren, and M. Weber (Eds). Proceedings of the Western Atlantic Turtle Symposium, 17–22 July 1983, San José, Costa Rica, III, Appendix 7. University of Miami Press, Florida.
Wynne S. (2009). Progress report on sea turtle research conducted by The Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources during 2007 and 2008 in Anguilla. Produced by the Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources for the Government of Anguilla. Copies can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org