Green sea turtle released into the sea
On October 18, ENV received an anonymous report about a marine turtle at a seafood restaurant in Bac Lieu province. The turtle reportedly had been kept there for almost a year and was in poor condition. An ENV Wildlife Crime officer immediately contacted Bac Lieu functional authorities and the turtle was later confirmed as being a green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). On November 11 the ENV Wildlife Crime officer contacted the Department of Fishery Resource Management and learned that the Green sea turtle had been released in good health that morning, well offshore so it could not be caught again.