Recreational turtle license

 

What species of turtles may be taken?

 

Only the following species of turtles may be taken:

 

 

Angling License Required

 

An angling license is required to harvest turtles. A recreational turtle license, a turtle seller's license, or a turtle seller's apprentice license is required to use floating or submerged traps, turtle hooks, and other commercial fishing gear. Except for renewals, no turtle seller's licenses will be issued.  

 

Turtle propagation

 

A person with an aquatic farm or private fish hatchery license listing turtles as approved species can obtain, possess, transport, and propagate, and sell turtles and turtle eggs.  

 

Fees

 

 

  • $25/yr: recreational turtle license

 

 

Request an Application

 

Click here to request a license application

 

Helpful Links

 

Turtle Statutes

Turtle Rules

Code of Federal Regulations - Title 21

 

Questions?

 

Sean Sisler, aquatic programs and fish health consultant