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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

END NY COMMERCIAL TERRAPIN HARVEST

New York State just proposed to end the commercial terrapin harvest, and they need to hear from you if they are to proceed.

Terrapins in NYS are under pressure from pollution, habitat destruction, vehicle strikes entanglement in fishing gear (crab traps) and over collection.

In New York State Terrapins are quickly disappearing in areas where they recently were common. 

Now is our chance to get at least one of those threats off the table for NYS terrapins.

This will slow down the pressure on the NYS population so solutions for the other threats can be developed and implemented.

Mail your comments on why you agree that NYS should end the commercial harvest of Terrapins by June 9, 2017 to
Michael Schiavone
NYSDEC
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4750
or email them to him at: WildlifeRegs@dec.ny.gov
 
For more information about the proposed rule  go to (http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/34113.html#Parts_31_and_32).

Please remember to include any titles and affiliations, with your signatures. 


Please distribute this to any one you know might be interested. Post via social media. Help get the word out.

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