Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2067 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
During 2010, Wildlife Resources Division officers made approximately 47 checks on commercial vessels on the water for compliance with turtle excluder device regulations. (These checks did not include dockside inspections.) Enforcement of the TED regulations is one possible explanation for a decline in marine turtle strandings since 2003.
Officers also investigated violations involving nongame wildlife, including three involving hawks held without the required licenses or permits.