Review on the progress of regional sea turtles tagging program and population statistics
Kadir, Syed Abdullah bin Syed Abd.
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A review on the progress of regional sea turtle tagging program and population statistics is given. In December 1996, the Marine Fishery Development and Management Department (MFRDMD) had disseminated the format of regional sea turtle population statistics to the SEAFDEC Member countries for their action to obtain the current status of marine turtles in the region. Details are given. Starting in 1997, SEAFDEC Member countries had agreed to implement a standard tagging code for sea turtle tagging programme in the region. A total of 11000 units of inconel tag had been distributed by MFRDMD to the SEAFDEC member countries from 1998 to the year 2000. Details are given.