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Approved On: April 25, 2019
Effective On: April 25, 2019
  1. It is unlawful for aquatic turtle harvest, junior aquatic turtle harvest, and aquatic turtle dealer permittees to fail to mail or deliver to the Commission on or before the 10th of each month a legibly completed and itemized aquatic turtle harvest form provided by the Commission for all wild-caught aquatic turtles harvested during the prior month. A copy of this form shall be retained by the permittee for a period of 12 months and made available for inspection by any agent of the Commission.
  2. Aquatic turtle harvest, aquatic turtle dealer, nonresident turtle dealer, aquatic turtle farmer, and alligator snapping turtle breeder/dealer permittees must comply with the following:
    1. An invoice, bill of sale, or true bill of lading must accompany all turtle sales shipped or transported in intrastate or interstate commerce to the final destination and must contain the following information:
      1. Name, address, and telephone number of buyer and seller;
      2. Permit number of seller; and
      3. Number and species of turtles in shipment.
    2. Permittees may have turtles transported by their authorized representatives if accompanied with a true bill of lading or bill of sale as described above.
  3. It is unlawful for alligator snapping turtle breeder/dealer permittees to fail to mail or deliver to the Commission by the 10th of each month a legibly completed, itemized transaction record of all alligator snapping turtles purchased, sold, bartered, traded, or transferred during the prior month transactions were made. This transaction record shall include the names, addresses and phone numbers of all persons involved in the sale, purchase, barter, trade, or transfer of alligator snapping turtles. Transaction records shall be recorded on a form provided by the Commission.
  4. To be eligible to renew commercial aquatic turtle harvester and dealer permits, all permittees must submit a minimum of one harvest report form annually even if it shows zero take for the year.

PENALTY: Class 2; Second offense shall result in the revocation of the permit.

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