Regional initiatives and rulings that either directly or indirectly impact terrapin populations. We rely on the vigilance of our membership to forward new information to us. Please contact Willem M. Roosenburg for the listing of your information.
Initiative to close the terrapin fishery spearheaded by the Chesapeake Terrapin Alliance. This initiative was successful and the commercial terrapin fishery in Maryland was closed in the Spring of 2007 when Governor Martin O'Malley signed into law the Prohibition of commercial harvest of diamondback terrapins.
Currently efforts are underway to prevent the construction of a bulkhead blocking access to terrapin nesting beaches on Kiwah Island. Please contact Marilyn Blizard for more information .
Gulf Coast Region