Turtles are prohibited from being hunted in some jurisdictions under conservation efforts to protect the species from becoming extinct.
Stored live by turning on their backs.
Turtle meat and eggs are sometimes eaten in Pacific Islands. Two common varieties are the 1) green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the 2) Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). Check with the local government fishing authority or chief before catching them as the green and Hawksbill turtles are endangered and critically endangered respectively (Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources – Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles; Mortimer & Donnelly, 2008; Rody, 1982; Seminoff, 2004).