Sea turtle conservation department holds turtle releasing event

Sea turtle conservation departments from Hainggyi Island and Tameehla Island of Hainggyikyun Township, Pathein District, Ayeyawady Region, and township level departments held a turtle release event at Kyakan Village yesterday.
First, the staff led by U Phone Maw, the head of the Thameehla Island Sea Turtle conservation department, and residents caught the turtle (CCL 38cm CCW 32cm) in a fishing net near Mawtinsun reef, fitted tags MM 3301 and 3302, and released it back into the sea.
Afterwards, U Maung Maung Tun, head of the Thameehla Island sea turtle conservation department, gave a reward and souvenirs to U Maung Maung Tun, who reported to the authorities that the sea turtle was caught in a fishing net but was not killed and eaten.
Next, officials educated local people about how sea turtles reproduce and survive and the importance of the environment and climate for sea turtles to thrive. — Hlaing Myo Aung (Hainggyikyun IPRD/KZL)

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