Complete ban on harvesting of “Ngasch” hawksbill turtle proposed
By: L.N. Reklai
January 24, 2017 (Palau) A bill to put a complete ban on harvesting of the hawksbill turtle or “Ngasch” has been proposed as Senate bill 10-5.
The bill proposed by Senator Phillip Reklai, Senator John Skebong, Senator Rukebai Inabo, Senator Aric Nakamura, Senator Stevenson Kuartei, Senator Mark Rudimch and Senator Kerai Mariur, amends the existing law which put size limitations and seasons for harvesting of sea turtles.